Monograph: National and Local Profiles of Cultural Support: Executive Summary
In 1998, The Pew Charitable Trusts commissioned Americans for the Arts and The Ohio State University Arts Policy and Administration Program to analyze public and private sources of support for arts and culture. The study was based on the premise that policymakers need good information in order to make effective decisions about resource allocations for culture, and that cultural advocates need reliable data to make a compelling, grounded case for support. The research was motivated in part by the Trusts' own experience that information about cultural funding patterns that might inform its own grantmaking policies was unavailable. This report is the result of that research.
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