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

The nonprofit arts, unlike most industries, leverage significant amounts of event-related spending by their audiences. Attendance at arts events generates related commerce for hotels, restaurants, parking garages, and more.

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

Cultural travelers—both domestic and international—are ideal tourists.  They spend more money and stay at their destinations longer.

Author(s): Nelson, Erika
Date of Publication: Feb 01, 2017

This essay was written as a means to provide an outlook of the current understandings of what make planning and implement public art in rural areas unique.

Author(s): Dalton, Aaron
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2017

The eigth essay in the pARTnership Movement essay series addresses how the arts create jobs, spur urban renewal, attract new businesses, generate tourism revenue, and foster an environment that appeals to a skilled and educated workforce. By partnering with arts organizations, you can strengthen the health and vitality of our neighborhoods, cities, states, and nation.

Author(s): Kalima Rose, Milly Hawk Daniel, and Jeremy Liu
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2017

The community-centered arts and culture movement—made up of social justice artists, arts and culture agencies focused on racial equity, and cultural centers that serve communities of color and low-income communities— leads in securing cultural assets, building greater social cohesion, and feeding economic vibrancy. [Introduction p.4]

Author(s): Vink, Mandy
Date of Publication: Dec 01, 2016

This essay explores how different cities are looking to utilize public art as strategy for civic exploration.

Author(s): Seresinhe, Chanuki Illushka; Preis, Tobias; Moat, Helen Susannah
Date of Publication: Mar 29, 2016

This study published by Royal Society Open Science is the first of its kind to apply quantitative evidence to the belief that public art increases property values in urban neighborhoods. Additionally, it demonstrates how online visual platforms both contribute to and inform us about social and economic trends at large. Using geo-tagged photos from Flickr and property prices over time, researchers suggest a direct relationship between Street Art and neighborhood economic growth.

Author(s): The National Endowment for the Arts; The Department of Commerce
Date of Publication: Mar 18, 2016

In this infographic by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Department of Commerce, we learn the arts encompass almost half of America's copyright-intensive industries, that the demand for performing arts events has increased over 10% over the last 15 years and that arts, culture and media are some of the U.S.'s most significant exports.

Author(s): Cohen, Randy
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2016

This is the sixth and final publication of the National Arts Index, Americans for the Arts’ annual report on the health and vitality of arts and culture in the United States. The 2016 National Arts Index is a highly-distilled
measure of the health and vitality of arts in the U.S.