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Arizona Ranks Worst for Legislative Appropriations for the Arts

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Arizona Ranks Worst for Legislative Appropriations for the Arts

Historically, legislative appropriations have provided core support for Arizona art organizations, enhancing quality of life for residents and bolstering the vitality of Arizona’s creative economy. Once ranked 25th in arts appropriations per capita, Arizona is now last on this measure. In 2012 and 2013, Arizona zeroed out legislative appropriations for the arts, down from $0.30 per capita in 2009 and $0.50 per capita in 2000.