Arts Facts: NEA Funding Fails to Keep Pace (2017)
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) budget has been losing its share of federal discretinary spending and failing to keep pace with inflation. When adjusted for inflation, the NEA's 1992 budget is more than twice the actual 2016 budget. If the NEA had simply maintained its 1984 percentage of non-defense discretionary spending (0.107 percent, or 11 cents er $100 of spending), its 2016 budget would have been 581.5 million instead of $148 million.
This fact sheet show how the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) budget has not been keeping pace with inflation.