percent, or approximately $3.1 million, of the Arizona Commission on the Arts'
fiscal year 2001 spending will be used to award nearly 600 grants to arts
organizations, schools, and other community organizations. These grants appear
to fill important needs for those who receive them. They help to pay for
operating expenses of large and small arts organizations and help fund projects
such as arts education and community arts festivals. However, the Commission
needs to improve its management and oversight of the State's arts endowment
program known as ArtShare.