Amounts Appropriated by States for Their Arts Agencies, Per Capita, by State (including the District of Columbia), Fiscal Year 2013Back to table of contents
The states support arts agencies that underwrite many humanities-related activities. Funding for these agencies has been marked by long stretches of steady growth followed by shorter periods of decline, but the national trends mask considerable variation in funding at the state level. Among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the median appropriation was $0.70 per resident.
Arizona did not provide any funds to its state arts agency in 2013, making it unique in the nation. Although they did not eliminate funding altogether, 38 other states reduced their agencies’ appropriations from 2007 to 2013.