National Assembly of State Arts Agencies: Research

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National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

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One of National Assembly of State Arts Agencies' (NASAA) 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. NASAA also harvests information from other research providers that is relevant to the arts and to government arts support. NASAA's 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. Highlights of the Research portion of the NASAA website include:

Key Topics Pages

  • Creative Economic Development: Includes materials showcasing the role of the arts in state economies with particular focus on cultural districts and cultural tourism.
  • Arts Education: Provides information about arts education such as arts education research tools, statewide arts education assessments, and arts education funding.
  • Arts Participation: Lists links for resources on research about public arts participation.
  • Public Art: Provides resources for learning more about percent for art policies, which set aside a small portion of capital construction or renovation budgets for the purchase and installation of public art; this page also provides links to information on active statewide percent for art programs.

Other Highlighted Topics

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

Grant Making: NASAA provides overviews of state arts agency grant making as well as more detailed information on grant making to specific project types.

Structure: NASAA provides information about the structure of state arts agencies.

Best Practices: 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.