Program Authorization: R.S. 25; 901-902
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
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.
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.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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