One of NASAA's primary roles is to be an information hub for and about state arts agencies. NASAA monitors state arts agency trends and documents the scope and impact of state arts agency activities. We also harvest information from other research providers that is relevant to the arts and to government arts support. Our research reports and on-call information services keep state arts agencies and others abreast of the latest developments in state arts agency funding, policies and programs. Information available on the NASAA website includes:

Key Topics

NASAA is a clearinghouse for information on a variety of issue areas affecting public arts policy. These topics include:


Graph of state arts agency appropriations

NASAA is the authoritative source for information on state arts agency budgets. We provide:

Grant Making

This section includes several overviews of state arts agency grant making as well as more detailed information on:


Information about the structure of state arts agencies includes:

Best Practices

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NASAA facilitates the transfer of ideas, helping state arts agencies to pioneer, share and apply knowledge about serving the public effectively.

Planning and Accountability

NASAA helps state arts agencies with a variety of planning, evaluation and accountability activities.

For additional information, state arts agency members are encouraged to contact the NASAA research staff for questions or customized information assistance at any time.