In Idaho, we know the arts promote prosperity and strengthen our towns and rural spaces by creating jobs, tax revenue, and opportunities for tourism. See below for ways you can help ensure the continuation of funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Idaho Commission on the Arts.
Like state arts agencies across the country, we receive federal funds from the NEA; half of the budget of the Idaho Commission on the Arts comes from the NEA, the other half comes from the Idaho State General Fund appropriation.
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that arts and cultural production accounts for $1,911,204,000 and 2.9% of the Idaho economy, contributing 20,977 jobs. Check out the economic data for the creative industries in Idaho and compare it to other states at the link below.