* Includes both base legislative appropriations and line items. Totals include appropriations for the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia.
Source: National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Annual Appropriations and Revenue Survey Data. Appropriations amounts were adjusted for inflation using the annual gross domestic product deflators (seasonally adjusted) produced by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis. Deflators were downloaded from the website of the Federal Reserve of St. Louis at http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/GDPDEF/downloaddata?cid=21.