Arts & Economic Prosperity

National Economic Impact Study
Data on the importance of the arts in our communities
Every day, more than 100,000 nonprofit arts and culture organizations act as economic drivers - supporting jobs, generating government revenue, and acting as a cornerstone of our tourism industry. This study documents the key role played by the nonprofit arts and culture industry, and their audiences, in strengthening our nation’s economy. Cover of report
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Arts & Economic Prosperity is the national economic impact study on the nation’s nonprofit arts organizations and their audiences, provided by

  • National Findings. Using findings from 182 regions representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, an input-output economic model is able to deliver national estimates.

  • Local & Regional Findings, from 139 individual cities and counties, 31 multi-city regions, 10 states, and two arts districts, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

  • The Creative Industries research uses Dun & Bradstreet data to map and report the number of arts-related businesses and employees in any geographic region or political jurisdiction.

The Tool Kit 

An informal resource in PDF format, with tips, tools, and suggestions on using economic impact data.




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