Program Authorization: R.S. 25: 891-900
The mission of this program is to provide a catalyst for participation, education, development and promotion of excellence in the arts. This program supports established arts institutions, nurtures emerging arts organizations, assists individual artists, encourages the expansion of audiences and stimulates public participation in the arts. It is the goal of this program that an increasing number of Louisianians and visitors participate in and experience arts activities. It is also the goal of this program to provide meaningful support of the state’s emerging and established arts organizations and advance a public environment that recognizes and assists artists as valuable state resources. There are two activities in this program: Administration and Grants.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This Program is funded with General Fund, Fees and Self-generated Revenues and Federal Funds. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues are derived from the selling of the crafts directory and "Made in Louisiana" stickers. The Federal Funds are from the National Endowment for the Arts.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 99.9% of the existing operating budget. It represents 83.0% of the total request ($9,310,931) for this program. The 25.2% increase above the existing operating budget is due to providing additional funds for: the Regional Folklife Program; granting of fund for the Arts Grants Program; and the Louisiana Endowment for Humanities (LEH). This program has no positions which have been vacant for one (1) year or more.
General Fund - $4,365,932 and Federal Funds - $769,584 - These funds are used to continue the state's grants Program in the following areas: Local Arts Agencies, Major Arts Institutes, Decentralized Arts Program, Arts in Education, Design Arts, Folklife, Apprenticeships and an all encompassing, discipline-specific Project Assistance and Fellowship Program. Self-generated revenues - $12,500 - are for the selling of "Made in Louisiana" labels, craft books, cultural resources directories, and logos.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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