State Arts Agency Legislative Appropriations Preview Fiscal Year 2017
July 14, 2016
From the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (source)
This report provides a forecast of state government funding for the arts in the year ahead, as budgets for fiscal year 2017 are being enacted and national funding trends are beginning to emerge. Please note that this is preliminary information. Thirty-three states went through the budgeting process this year, while 17 enter the second year of a budget biennium. However, three states started their new fiscal year without a complete budget in place: Massachusetts operated under a temporary budget until a permanent budget was passed on July 9; Illinois enacted a partial, temporary budget that funds some state operations through the end of 2016; and in Pennsylvania, the governor let the budget become law on July 11 without his signature over revenue concerns. Also, many states will revisit enacted budgets in the coming months to adjust for shifting revenue and expense conditions. For the latest information on state arts agency funding fluctuations, please contact NASAA. READ MORE.