Art in the News - 2017
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Ohio’s nonprofit arts and culture sector isn’t a charity—it’s a bona fide industry. In the Greater Columbus area, nonprofit arts and culture organizations generate $412 million in economic activity per year, support nearly 15,000 full-time equivalent jobs, and provide $373.4 million in annual household income for Ohio residents.
Nonprofit arts and culture organizations in Doña Ana County, New Mexico generated over $33 million in economic activity in 2015, according to a new study by Americans for the Arts. This figure includes both direct spending by the arts organizations and event-related spending by audience members. A person who attends a nonprofit arts and cultural event in Doña Ana County spends an average of $28.93 at local hotels, restaurants, and stores.
Despite the popular stereotype of the starving artist, nonprofit arts and culture organizations put tens of thousands of people to work. Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, the latest economic impact study by Americans for the Arts, revealed that New Jersey’s nonprofit arts and culture sector supports 14,342 full-time equivalent jobs and over $340 million in annual household income.
Arts and culture nonprofits in the state of Nevada generated a staggering $471 million in economic activity in 2015, according to a recent economic impact study by Americans for the Arts. The study, titled Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, collected data from 341 study regions nationwide.
Missoula, also known as the Garden City, serves as a hub of arts and culture in the state of Montana. A new study called Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 reveals that arts and culture nonprofits in Missoula generated $54 million in economic activity in 2015.
Nonprofit arts leaders in Springfield, Missouri have always known that arts and culture play a crucial role in the local economy, but now they have hard data to prove it. Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, a new study by Americans for the Arts, reports that Springfield arts and culture nonprofits generate $26.9 million in economic activity annually.
Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research at Americans for the Arts, visited Paducah, Kentucky this July to discuss the findings of the latest economic impact study he spearheaded. The report, titled Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, measured the impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations in 341 study regions across the country, including the City of Paducah.
Residents of Wichita, Kansas have bragging rights: their city has the most lucrative nonprofit arts industry in the state. According to Americans for the Arts’ Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 study, arts and culture nonprofits contributed $94.7 million to Wichita’s economy in 2015.
Des Moines, Iowa is the fastest growing city in the Midwest. Just last year, greater Des Moines added 12,145 residents to reach a total population of 634,725. With this influx of people comes economic growth, to which the city’s nonprofit arts and culture sector makes a significant contribution.
When people think about lucrative industries, the nonprofit arts and culture sector likely isn’t the first that comes to mind. However, in Hawaii, nonprofit arts organizations contribute over $205 million per year to the economy, which includes supporting nearly 6,000 full-time equivalent jobs.