Profile of Local Arts Agencies

Americans are more engaged in the arts now than ever before as a result of the remarkable growth and impact of our nation’s 4,500 local arts agencies-nonprofit organizations and municipal agencies that work tirelessly to ensure that the arts and culture have a vital presence in America’s communities from coast to coast.

In 2018, Americans for the Arts commenced the Profile of Local Arts Agencies, a new annual survey designed to illuminate the ever-adapting role of local arts agencies (LAAs). The Profile will track and examine trends in the programs, budgets, and operations of the LAA field. Each year, the survey includes a pair of supplemental modules that will take a deeper dive into specific topics-in 2018, the supplemental topics included (1) Grantmaking and Equitable Investment, and (2) LAA Salaries and Compensation. Use the links below to access our new interactive LAA Dashboard, and to download the reports as well as a series of infographics for selected findings.

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