Statement on the FY2013 Budget Request

Today, the President released the details of his FY2013 budget request to Congress. This includes a $154.255 million request for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). 

This figure includes a one-time, non-recurring allocation of $3 million to help offset the expenses of relocating the NEA's offices.

This figure also proposes an increase of $6.7 million for the NEA's grantmaking over the FY2012 enacted budget, of which $2.7 million would go specifically toward state arts agencies and regional arts organizations and $4 million would go directly to not-for-profit arts organizations across the country.

This increase would be achieved through a $1.5 million reduction in administrative and program support expenses, as well as a $5 million of increased appropriation. 

NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman said, "We have worked hard to increase the funding for the NEA's core grants that is available to over 100,000 not-for-profit arts and cultural organizations in this country that work to support 5.7 million arts-related jobs, as well as the 2.1 million Americans whose primary job is being an artist. A dollar invested directly through the NEA is matched by $8 of additional investment and generates $26 of economic activity in the community. In short, art works."

Please see the budget request.


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