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Program B: Arts

Program Authorization: R.S. 25; 901-902

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The goal of the Arts Program is to enhance Louisiana's rich and irreplaceable heritage of cultural arts. The program carries out its mission to reinforce the concept that arts are an essential part of life in Louisiana by administering grants to various arts activities and individual artists. There are two activities in this program: Administration and Grants.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. The Arts Program will increase the number of Louisianans experiencing arts activities by ten percent (10%) by June 30, 1999, by supporting major art institutions, local art agencies, community arts organizations and individual artists through grants and fellowships.

2. The Arts Program will work to preserve Louisiana's rich folklife heritage. This is a new effort and specific objectives and performance indicators have not been formulated. These will be reported in next year's executive budget.

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 Revenue is 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

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$5,185,742

$6,176,675

12

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$5,185,742

$6,176,675

12

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$10,534

$10,534

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$5,316

$5,316

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($7,823)

($7,823)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($2,139)

($2,139)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$28

$28

0

 

Adjustment(s) for Civil Service, Training and Other Statewide Interagency Transfer Activities

$112

$112

0

 

UPS Fees

$250,000

$250,000

0

 

Provide funding for the Regional Folklife Program

$400,000

$400,000

0

 

Provide additional funding for the Arts Grants Program

$900,000

$900,000

0

 

Provide additional funding for the Louisiana Endowment for Humanities Association

 

 

 

 

 

$6,741,770

$7,732,703

12

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$1,556,028

$1,556,028

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 125.2% of the existing operating budget. It represents 102.7% of the total request ($7,531,346) 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.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$3,760

 

Gordon Linge - to update and maintain the display of Creole State Exhibit at the State Capitol

$10,000

 

Multi-Image Resource Group for Graphic Design of the annual report and Guide to Arts Program

$1,250

 

Peggy Outon - to plan and facilitate an orientation retreat for Louisiana State Arts Council members

$5,740

 

Bromelkamp Co. - to assist with grant applications on diskette and convert HOBIE system to PEARL system

$20,000

 

SSA Consultants - Division of Arts Grants program assessments and facilitators

$3,750

 

To Be Determined - 1998-2000 long range plan coordinator

$1,500

 

To Be Determined - Design and layout camera-ready art cover and pages for Arts Touring Director brochure and booklet

 

 

 

$46,000

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$5,145,516

 

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 - $10,000 - are for the selling of "Made in Louisiana" labels, craft books, cultural resources directories, and logos.

$1,000

 

Legislative Auditor

$250,000

 

Regional Folklife Program

$1,7000,000

 

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

 

 

 

$7,096,516

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$876

 

Department of Civil Service - for personnel services

$764

 

Division of Administration - Uniform Payroll System (UPS)

 

 

 

$1,640

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This Program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.


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