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Aug 18, 2017

As communities are grappling with the existence and legacy of divisive monuments, Americans for the Arts president and CEO Robert L. Lynch issued the following statement about the impact of public art, including monuments to the Confederacy, on the history and pride of diverse communities.

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Aug 18, 2017

Americans for the Arts releases a statement about the complex and important impact of public art, including monuments to the Confederacy, on the history and pride of diverse communities, and encourages ongoing civic dialogue around the removal and replacement of these monuments.

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Aug 15, 2017

ArtBuilt’s new space in the Brooklyn Army Terminal is a step towards addressing the need for affordable workspace, providing a dynamic new base of operations for dozens of artists and creative workers.

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Aug 11, 2017

In the city of Huntsville, Alabama and the surrounding Madison County, the nonprofit arts and culture industry plays a vital role in the economy. Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, a new economic impact study by Americans for the Arts, measured the economic impact of arts nonprofits in Huntsville/Madison County, which was one of 341 study regions across the country.

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Aug 10, 2017

The nonprofit arts and culture industry in Door County, Wisconsin generates $24.7 million in economic activity per year, according to a new study by Americans for the Arts. $15 million of this total comes from event-related spending by audience members on items such as meals, parking, and hotel rooms.

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Aug 09, 2017

A new study from Americans for the Arts measured the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations in Lynchburg, Virginia at $10.8 million per year. In 2015, these organizations spent $6,648,618 on salaries, contracts, supplies, and other expenses. In addition, audience members generated $4,207,822 in event related spending—such as meals, souvenirs, and transportation.

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Aug 09, 2017

The Salt Lake City Arts Council recently participated in a study—led by Americans for the Arts—called Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, which measured the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry in 341 regions nationwide. The study found that arts and culture nonprofits in Salt Lake City generate $306.6 million in economic activity a year.

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Aug 09, 2017

A new study by Americans for the Arts revealed that the nonprofit arts and culture industry in the Black Hills Region of South Dakota generates more than $114 million per year in economic activity. Spending by arts nonprofits and their audiences also supports 3,573 full-time equivalent jobs and generates $10 million in tax revenue.

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Aug 08, 2017

In Providence, Rhode Island, the nonprofit arts and culture industry generates nearly $206 million in economic activity per year. Spending by arts nonprofits and their audiences supports 5,115 full-time equivalent jobs and generates $21 million in city and state tax revenue. These numbers come from Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, a national economic impact study by Americans for the Arts.

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Aug 08, 2017

On September 8, leaders from the arts, business, and local government will gather for a public forum on the intersection of arts and the local economy. The event—called “Whose Business is the Arts?”—will be co-sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Arts Council and the Lehigh Valley Partnership. The forum comes as a response to the release of Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, the latest economic impact study from Americans for the Arts.

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