National Endowment for the Arts Grants
|Source||National Endowment for the Arts|
|File Size||40.8 MB|
|Dates Covered||Fiscal years 1987-2006|
Record layouts and samples of this database
|Main documentation (readme.txt)||6.5 KB|
|Data sample (nea.xls)||44.1 KB|
|Schema (NEA.pdf)||217.0 KB|
- Investigating arts and cultural institutions
This handout provides information for reporters investigating the entertainment industry, such as stories you can enterprise from an IRS form 990 and other money issues.
- Chosen few get bulk of S.F.’s arts funding
San Francisco Chronicle looks at the disparity in funding for art organization, and finds that “institutions flush with cash garner most aid while those in need struggle.” The story exposes how – due to support from wealthy philanthropists and government aid – the San Francisco Symphony has excess funds that far exceed watchdog groups’ standards. A major finding is that, in distributing art funding, state and local government authorities consider artistic quality and potential impact on the community, but not financial need. The report points to the sky-rocketing salaries of the directors of the largest art entities in San Francisco. It also includes tables with data on money received and spent by large art and cultural groups in the city.
- Art & Money: How the Illinois Arts Council uses tax dollars
News-Gazette (Champaign, Ill.) examines the relationship between those who receive arts funding in Illinois and those who make recommendations and decisions on that funding; establishes that many of those receiving funding have direct ties to the panels recommending funding levels–a pattern one critic called “cultural cronyism.”
- Artful charity
In this three-day series, St. Paul Pioneer Press looks at why Twin Cities arts and cultural organizations are asking for $83.5 million of state tax money to expand theaters, museums and other buildings. “But do they need it as much as other worthy causes?” This investigation concludes that the answer is no.