Funding for arts agencies in Minnesota to reach $40.7 million in FY2020

The state’s per-capita funding for arts agencies is the second highest among all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the analysis said.

Wealth Gap

Legislative appropriations for Minnesota arts agencies are projected to reach $40.7 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $7.26 per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

The state’s per-capita funding for arts agencies is the second highest among all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the analysis said.

In fiscal year 2019, Minnesota allocated $39.3 million to arts agencies in the state. The change in funding between fiscal years 2019 and 2020 was 3.7 percent.

The NASAA identifies a number of ways state governments provide revenue to arts agencies, but the primary source of funds is a state’s general fund, according to the report. Other sources of arts agency funding include special taxes or fees, lottery and gaming taxes, specialty arts license plates and income tax checkoffs.

The assembly surveys state arts agencies biannually to update its database on appropriations and revenues going to arts programs.

State Legislative Appropriations Going to Arts Agencies

State Total FY 2019 Legislative Arts Funding Total FY 2020 Legislative Arts Funding % Change, FY2019 to FY2020 Per-Capita Legislative Arts Funding Per-Capita Funding Rank
Washington, D.C. $30,389,000 $33,632,233 10.7% $47.88 1
Minnesota $39,276,000 $40,741,000 3.7% $7.26 2
Hawaii $6,995,067 $6,995,067 0.0% $4.92 3
Maryland $21,747,233 $23,702,000 9.0% $3.92 4
Delaware $3,206,300 $3,313,000 3.3% $3.43 5
Massachusetts $16,154,982 $18,180,000 12.5% $2.63 6
Utah $6,266,200 $7,705,400 23.0% $2.44 7
New York $45,334,000 $43,951,000 -3.1% $2.25 8
South Carolina $4,215,938 $11,341,448 169.0% $2.23 9
Rhode Island $1,989,693 $2,084,748 4.8% $1.97 10
Wyoming $1,038,975 $1,108,438 6.7% $1.92 11
New Jersey $16,405,000 $16,405,000 0.0% $1.84 12
Illinois $12,896,800 $22,896,800 77.5% $1.80 13
Connecticut $5,218,700 $5,218,700 0.0% $1.46 14
California $27,419,000 $56,119,000 104.7% $1.42 15
Ohio $14,653,879 $16,470,723 12.4% $1.41 16
Florida $7,404,260 $26,647,536 259.9% $1.25 17
Alabama $5,459,496 $5,828,528 6.8% $1.19 18
Tennessee $7,175,800 $7,995,500 11.4% $1.18 19
Vermont $717,735 $722,800 0.7% $1.15 20
South Dakota $927,103 $996,797 7.5% $1.13 21
Missouri $6,458,929 $6,570,824 1.7% $1.07 22
North Dakota $782,438 $803,102 2.6% $1.06 23
Michigan $10,000,000 $10,000,000 0.0% $1.00 24
Alaska $692,800 $704,400 1.7% $0.96 25
North Carolina $9,102,787 $8,802,787 -3.3% $0.85 26
Pennsylvania $10,464,000 $10,481,000 0.2% $0.82 27
Nebraska $1,477,145 $1,508,852 2.1% $0.78 28
Maine $926,061 $1,006,222 8.3% $0.75 29
Oklahoma $2,799,266 $2,912,531 4.0% $0.74 30
New Mexico $1,321,900 $1,332,300 0.8% $0.64 31
Indiana $4,000,000 $3,920,491 -2.0% $0.59 32
New Hampshire $498,728 $805,229 61.5% $0.59 33
Texas $5,043,064 $15,164,538 200.7% $0.53 34
Montana $516,313 $551,314 6.8% $0.52 35
Idaho $841,000 $884,700 5.2% $0.50 36
West Virginia $879,806 $870,758 -1.0% $0.48 37
Arkansas $1,425,944 $1,425,944 0.0% $0.47 38
Oregon $2,668,717 $1,959,497 -26.6% $0.47 39
Iowa $1,267,188 $1,467,188 15.8% $0.46 40
Louisiana $2,131,469 $2,165,285 1.6% $0.46 41
Virginia $3,730,751 $3,855,751 3.4% $0.45 42
Nevada $2,003,598 $1,327,366 -33.8% $0.44 43
Kentucky $1,708,700 $1,728,900 1.2% $0.39 44
Mississippi $1,595,294 $1,169,421 -26.7% $0.39 45
Colorado $2,000,000 $2,000,000 0.0% $0.35 46
Arizona $2,000,000 $2,200,000 10.0% $0.31 47
Washington $1,633,000 $2,169,000 32.8% $0.29 48
Kansas $500,000 $500,000 0.0% $0.17 49
Georgia $1,211,310 $1,517,217 25.3% $0.14 50
Wisconsin $763,000 $790,000 3.5% $0.14 51

Source: National Assembly of State Arts Agencies