The Arts Agency Logo Report Card

These are the logos for all fifty state arts commissions and the District of Columbia: what do you think? These are the logos for all fifty state arts commissions and the District of Columbia: what do you think?

A recent announced change in our state’s arts agency logo has prompted questions and conversations about design, expectations of quality, and the audience of these graphics. It made us wonder: what are the other states’ logos like, and do we think they are well designed? We also wondered: what do other people think?

We’ve created an informal, non-scientific assessment of the quality of state arts commission logos from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. We’re looking for numerical rankings for each state, plus you may leave comments if you choose.

We will tally the results for each state and create a ranked list that will be published here on The Chart (we’ll update this post). You may enter your email address if you’d like us to notify you when the results are published.

For a full list of State Arts Agencies plus some Regional Arts Organizations and Jurisdictional Arts Agencies from U.S. territories (not included in this survey), visit the National Endowment for the Art’s website.

Thanks for participating!
Jenna Crowder & Nat May

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Jenna Crowder

Jenna Crowder

Jenna Crowder, Founding Editor at The Chart, is an artist and writer living and working in Portland, Maine. Her practice spans installation, writing, printmaking, curation, and collaborative project-based works. She has been published in VICE and Dispatch Magazine; and recently co-created MTV Crits!, a series of themed music video screenings and pop culture critiques, with the journalist Nadia Prupis.

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