Americans for the Arts is committed to serving communities across the country - especially those with limited resources - through our Institute for Community Development and the Arts. Fees start as low as $25 for a Creative Industries report, while customized survey projects start at $1,500.

Begin exploring the wide variety of research and information services we offer, or view answers to some of our Frequently Asked Questions. Most of all, we want to hear from you - how can we best support you and the work you do every day to promote the arts in your community? Let us know! A member of the research services team is ready to help at

Customized Economic Impact Study Service


Starting at $2,500

How did one community go from the brink of eliminating all city government funding for the arts to counting on that funding as a reliable revenue source? According to our past research partners, the answer is one powerful advocacy tool: A customized Arts & Economic Prosperity™ study from Americans for the Arts.

Read the success story from one of our partners on ARTSblog and learn more about how you can partner with Americans for the Arts to conduct your own customized study

View our sample reports and documents below for more information on customized Economic Impact studies.

Web-Based Surveys

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Have research and data needs, but no time, manpower, or tools to fulfill them? Americans for the Arts offers complete web-based survey services from questionnaire design and implementation to data analysis and reporting.

With our advanced online survey tools, we will help you conduct the very same kind of surveys that the nation’s most competitive businesses employ in strategic planning, including customer feedback, employee satisfaction, and market research surveys.

Contact the Research Coordinator for more information about web-based surveys and how we can help you fulfill your organization’s research needs - so you have time to achieve your mission.

Creative Industries Reports

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As of January 2012, the Creative Industries reports reveal that there are 904,581 businesses in the United States involved in the creation or distribution of the arts. They employ 3.34 million people, representing 4.25 percent of all businesses and 2.15 percent of all employees, respectively, in the United States.

It’s great to talk about it using the national findings, but it’s even better to get your own - and this valuable data can be localized to any geopolitical jurisdiction in the country. When you meet with policymakers or decision-makers, strengthen your case by bringing reports that have been customized for your county, city, council district, or other area. Contact the Research Coordinator for more information on how Creative Industries reports can help you, and how to get a customized report for your community.


Not sure which resource is right for you? Please contact us for more information about services for your community. Your work is important, and we look forward to helping you advance the arts in America!