Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2018

This fact sheet prepared in 2018 by Americans for the arts highlihts that arts and cultural goods and services trade surpluses reached $26.4 billion in 2014. The arts are consistently outperform the overall U.S. Balance of Trade.

Author(s): Richard Wike; Bruce Stokes; Jacob Poushter; and Janell Fetterolf
Date of Publication: Jun 01, 2017

A Pew Research Center survey released in June 2017 found a decline in international tourism and of respondents only 49 percent of from 37 countries held a favorable view of the U.S., as compared to a favorable view of 64 percent when Obama left office.

Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: Feb 01, 2017

The arts have outperformed the overall United States Balance of Trade, increasing its surplus tenfold from 2006 to 2013, while the United States goods and services trade as a whole has registered a deficit every year over the same period. 


Author(s): Borisenko, Laurel
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2016

Individuals and communities that have been subject to protracted violent conflict seek ways to move out of a cycle of violence, toward healing and reconciliation. Affected people need tools to critically understand their context and to participate in creative problem solving, thus allowing them to move from victim to survivor, from violence to peacebuilding. Through this dissertation I examine the role of theatre as one form of creative expression and how it can contribute to the process of healing and reconciliation, leading to peacebuilding. [Abstract p. iv]

Author(s): Cabrera, Rosa M.
Date of Publication: Jun 02, 2015

Excerpted from Arts & America: Arts, Culture, and the Future of America’s Communities. This essay looks at the role of arts in political activism and immigration over the next 10 to 15 years. The

Author(s): Tuck, Fiona and Dickinson, Scott
Date of Publication: Feb 01, 2015

In 2013 the Arts Council published The contribution of the arts and culture to the national economy, the first national analysis of the economic contribution of the activities within the Arts Council’s remit. Whilst it had originally been intended that the museums sector would be covered by the review, methodological challenges meant that it could not be. As such, the key aim of this project has been to address the issues raised in the 2013 report and determine a methodology to estimate the direct economic impact of the museums sector in England.

Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2015

This one pager provides an overview of the benefits of Cultural Tourism in the United States and includes the percentage of foreign visitors participating in arts & culture while visiting the U.S.

Author(s): Boon, Richard and Plastow, Jane
Date of Publication: Aug 01, 2010

Published by FEDAPT, the Foundation for the Extension and Development of the American Theatre. Explores the role of arts in community activism on an international level.

Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2010

This year’s National Arts Policy Roundtable took place on September 24 – 26, 2009, at the Redford Center at the Sundance Preserve and focused on the role of the arts in building strong, vibrant, and connected global communities. Our goal was to identify actionable strategies that will help bring us closer to realizing deeper and more positive global relationships, in and through the arts.

Author(s): UNESCO
Date of Publication: Nov 01, 2005

Towards Knowledge Societies focuses in particular on the foundations on which knowledge societies that will optimize sustainable human development are constructed.