Arts Agencies

State and regional arts agencies provide a number of valuable services, including:

  • funding performance tours, festivals, exhibits, concerts and poetry readings
  • catalyzing partnerships between the arts and other sectors
  • supporting in- and out-of-school arts activities for young people
  • educating the public and decision makers about the essential role of the arts
  • providing services to improve arts organization management and artists' entrepreneurial skills
  • advancing arts education through training, programs and residencies
  • preserving and promoting state cultural and heritage resources
  • recognizing and publicizing artistic achievement

Below is a list of U.S. BASED ARTS AGENCIES.  For more information, visit the National Assembly of States Arts Agencies.

Alabama State Council on the Arts 334.242.4076
Alaska State Council on the Arts 907.269.6610
Arizona Commission on the Arts 602.225.5882
Arkansas Arts Council 501.324.9766
California Arts Council 916.322.6555
Colorado Council on the Arts 303.894.2617
Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism 860.566.4770
Delaware Division of the Arts 302.577.8278
District of Columbia Commission on the Arts & Humanities 202.724.5613
Florida Division of Cultural Affairs 850.487.2980
Georgia Council for the Arts 404.685.2787
Guam Council on the Arts & Humanities Agency 671.475.2781
Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & the Arts 808.586.0300
Idaho Commission on the Arts 208.334.2119
Illinois Arts Council 312.814.6750
Indiana Arts Commission 317.232.1268
Institute of Puerto Rican Culture 787.725.5137
Iowa Arts Council 515.281.4451
Kansas Arts Commission 785.296.3335
Kentucky Arts Council 502.564.3757
Louisiana Division of the Arts 225.342.8180
Maine Arts Commission 207.287.2724
Maryland State Arts Council 410.767.6555
Massachusetts Cultural Council 617.727.3668
Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs 517.241.4011
Minnesota State Arts Board 651.215.1600
Mississippi Arts Commission 601.359.6030
Missouri Arts Council 314.340.6845
Montana Arts Council 406.444.6430
Nebraska Arts Council 402.595.2122
Nevada Arts Council 775.687.6680
New Hampshire State Council on the Arts 603.271.2789
New Jersey State Council on the Arts 609.292.6130
New Mexico Arts Division 505.827.6490
New York State Council on the Arts 212.627.4455
North Carolina Arts Council 919.733.2111
North Dakota Council on the Arts 701.328.3954
Ohio Arts Council 614.466.2613
Oklahoma Arts Council 405.521.2931
Oregon Arts Commission 503.986.0082
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts 717.787.6883
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts 401.222.3880
South Carolina Arts Commission 803.734.8696
South Dakota Arts Council 605.773.3131
Tennessee Arts Commission 615.741.1701
Texas Commission on the Arts 512.463.5535
Utah Arts Council 801.236.7555
Virginia Commission for the Arts 804.225.3132
Washington State Arts Commission 360.753.3860
West Virginia Division of Culture & History 304.558.0220
Wisconsin Arts Board 608.266.0190
Wyoming Arts Council 307.777.7742

Also, check out the following REGIONAL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS.

Arts Midwest (IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, ND, OH, SD, WI) 612.341.0755
Consortium for Pacific Arts & Culture ((AS, CM, GU) 808.946.7381
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VI, VA, WV) 410.539.6656
Mid-America Arts Alliance (AR, KS, MO, NE, OK, TX) 816.421.1388
New England Foundation for the Arts (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 617.951.0010
Southern Arts Federation (AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 404.874.7244
Western States Arts Federation (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 303.629.1166