By Jenny Hershour, Citizens for the Arts in PA
Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal, presented in early February, included a $1 million in-crease in the Grants to the Arts line item bringing the line item to $10.59 million.
The arts and culture line items represent a very small slice of the overall state budget. The line item for arts grants accounts for .032% of the Governor’s total budget proposal. Equally as small are the line items for the Council on the Arts (.0028%), Historical and Museum Commission—General Government Support (.063%) and Cultural and Historical Support (.0061%).