State Arts Agencies 1965-2003

Whose Interests to Serve?

Rand Research in the Arts and The Wallace Foundation

2004, 60 pages, ISBN 0-8330-3562-2. Published by the RAND Corporation, 1700 Main Street, PO Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA, 90407-2138,,

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This is the first in a series of reports drawn from the Wallace Foundation's State Arts Partnerships for Cultural Participation initiative (START). The report, by economist Julia F. Lowell, traces the history of state arts agencies to the financial uncertainty and political vulnerability that face many agencies today.