Today marks the 45th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts as on September 29, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the law that created the cultural agency.
Here is a list of facts regarding the Endowment that they provided in honor of the event. For more information, visit http://www.nea.gov/news/news10/NEA-45.html.
A compendium of statistics on the National Endowment for the Arts on the occasion of its 45th Birthday
September 29, 2010
Total dollar amount of NEA grants awarded to nonprofit organizations
in 45-year history: $4 billion (>130,000 grants)i
Economic activity generated by the nonprofit arts sector Ueach yearU: $166 billionii
Number of cities participating in NEA's Mayor's Institutes on City Design since 1986: 600iii
Average ratio of matching funds to NEA awards: 7:1iv
Rate at which arts participants volunteer compared to non-participants: 2:1v
Languages translated into English through NEA Literature Translation Fellowships: 61viRead More