Local Arts Agency Salaries 2013
This report provides detailed statistics about the salaries and demographics of the nation's Local Arts Agency (LAAs) employees. The data collected in March 2013 after receiving 753 responded from 2,199 survey's e-mailed to LAAs.
This statistical report of the findings from our 2013 Local Arts Agency Salaries 2013 provides detailed information on the salaries paid to, the benefits provided to, and the demographic characteristics of local arts agency employees. As the national service organization for Americaﾒs local arts agency (LAA) field, Americans for the Arts regularly collects detailed budget and programming information for the purpose of measuring and benchmarking the status and condition of the nation's LAAs.
Americans for the Arts defines a local arts agency as a private organization or an agency of local government that presents programming to the public, provides services to artists and arts organizations, manages cultural facilities, awards grants to artists or arts organizations, participates in community cultural planning, and/or promotes good public policy. They include private arts councils, cultural affairs departments, hybrid profit/nonprofit organizations, and programs under the umbrella of larger agencies. They typically define their geographic service area as a city or town, an entire county, or a multi-county region. The names of LAAs differ as much as their structures, programs, services, budgets, and the communities they serve.