Arts Funding Trends

Each year, GIA partners with Foundation Center and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) to research and report on national public and private arts funding trends. A major ten-year study was completed in 1993 and updated in 1995, 1998, and 2003. Since then, GIA has published an annual update to this research in the Reader and on its website.

June 11, 2003 by Steve
The magnitude and distribution of foundation arts and culture grants in 2003 are the most significant findings of this report. Key findings of the report, based on arts grants of $10,000 or more reported to the Foundation Center by 1,010 of the larger U.S. foundations, are highlighted here. This report also includes a brief examiniation of the growth of foundation giving from 1992 to 2005 and a summary of government funding for the arts from 1992 to 2005 by Kelly Barsdate of NASAA. Download: Read More...
June 11, 2002 by Steve
The magnitude and distribution of foundation arts and culture grants in 2002 are the most significant findings of this report. Key findings of the report, based on arts grants of $10,000 or more reported to the Foundation Center by 1,005 of the larger U.S. foundations, are highlighted here. This report also includes a special secion "Awards and Grants for Artists" by Maria Rosario Jackson and Daniel Swenson of the Urban Institute, and a summary of government funding for the arts from 1992 to 2004 by Kelly Barsdate of NASAA. Download: Read More...
April 30, 2002 by admin
Two streams of thought come together here. On the one hand, we want the Reader to reflect the continuing impact on our lives of the events of September 11, 2001. On the other, we want to follow an emphasis in GIA's current plan on the organization's second purpose — to increase the presence of arts philanthropy within philanthropy in order to strengthen support for arts and culture. Read More...
January 11, 2002 by Steve
The magnitude and distribution of foundation arts and culture grants in 2000 are the most significant findings of this report. Key findings of the report, based on arts grants of $10,000 or more reported to the Foundation Center by 1,010 of the larger U.S. foundations, are highlighted here. This report also includes a brief examiniation of the growth of foundation giving from 1996 to 2000. Download:  Arts Funding Snapshot 2000 (1.7Mb) Read More...
June 11, 2001 by Steve
The magnitude and distribution of foundation arts and culture grants in 2001 are the most significant findings of this report. Key findings of the report, based on arts grants of $10,000 or more reported to the Foundation Center by 1,007 of the larger U.S. foundations, are highlighted here. The magnitude and distribution of foundation arts and culture grants in 2001 are the most significant findings of this report. Key findings of the report, based on arts grants of $10,000 or more reported to the Foundation Center by 1,007 of the larger U.S. foundations, are highlighted here. Read More...
June 11, 1999 by Steve
The magnitude and distribution of foundation arts and culture grants in 1999 are the most significant findings of this report. Key findings of the report, based on arts grants of $10,000 or more reported to the Foundation Center by 1,016 of the larger U.S. foundations, are highlighted here. Download:  Arts Funding Snapshot 1999 (250Kb) Read More...
September 30, 1998 by admin
Why are you engaged in your current field of work? What significant lessons have you learned along the way? These are questions we ask of applicants to the Durfee Foundation's Sabbatical program, an initiative that provides "time off" to leaders in the nonprofit sector in Los Angeles. Sadly, arts applicants to the program have had difficulty providing compelling answers. By and large, their attempts to explain their commitment to their chosen field have been weak, particularly in comparison to their peers in the social services. Read More...