Government Funding for the Arts (2019)
In 2019, NEA and state government funding are expected to increase while local government appropriations are expected to remain flat.
Local government funding to their Local Arts Agencies is expected to remain steady in 2019, with an estimated $860 million in funding.
State legislative arts appropriations are expected to increase slightly, from $353.2 million in FY2018 to $360.5 million in FY2019.
Federal appropriations to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) increased to $155 million in 2019.