Arts Index LogoConsumers spend nearly $150 billion annually on entertainment and the arts. How do we better understand the breadth, depth and character of this industry? To find out more visit the Arts Index website to view the current National Arts Index or pinpoint data for your county using the Local Arts Index.


National Arts Index
Local Arts Index


The 2016 National Arts Index delivers a 12-year span of 2002-2013 score of the health and vitality of the arts nationwide. The 2016 shows the arts started to turnaround in 2012 as the economy continued to recover and expand. The National Index was UPDATED November 2016 with 2013 data!

The Local Arts Index was launched in 2012 as a tool to better understand the characteristics of the cultural life of individual communities as measured at the county level. Updated information added in May 2014!