State arts agencies (SAAs) create opportunities for everyone to experience and participate in the arts. Your support of NASAA advances the work of all SAAs. Please see our 2015 Action Plan Highlights for more details. Thank you!

With your help, NASAA:


Enhances Leadership

Your gift supports year-round learning through in-person and virtual convenings. State arts agency staff and council members get inspired, informed and connected with each other through NASAA's leadership programs.

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Informs Advocacy

Your gift helps develop new interactive tools and infographics to put reliable data in the hands of advocates. Arts leaders are empowered through NASAA's research, timely e-mail alerts and customized responses to information requests.

Amplifies SAA Voices

With your support, NASAA's powerful representation in Congress protects the 40% of National Endowment for the Arts grant dollars that go to states and regions. Your gift ensures that state arts agency voices are heard on Capitol Hill.

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Makes the Case

Your generosity makes resources like Why Should Government Support the Arts? possible. Designed to support state level advocacy, this policy brief answers common questions about government funding for arts and culture. Through your gift to NASAA, you help advocates substantiate their arguments for public support of the arts.

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Demonstrates ROI

Your gift helps create new resources to colorfully illustrate the benefits of arts funding. The NEA Fact Sheet provides concise (and customized!) talking points on the state-federal partnership. States Investing in the Arts offers a set of infographics that highlight the economic, educational and civic results of public investments in the arts.