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Jul 14, 2017

While one of the biggest draws for tourists to New York City is the arts and culture scene, tour guides are utilizing art-based skills to enhance the visitor experience.

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Jul 12, 2017

In a recent op-ed, the editorial board of the Winston-Salem Journal voiced support for the arts as a major contributor to the local and state economies. The piece came as a response to Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5), an Americans for the Arts study that examines the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations.

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Jul 12, 2017

Foster’s Daily Democrat, the leading newspaper in southeast New Hampshire, published a two-part series about the results of the Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) survey in the Greater Portsmouth region. 

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Jul 12, 2017

ABC News reported from Buncombe County, North Carolina, where the nonprofit arts and culture sector has a $68.9 million economic impact. This finding is a result of Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, a study conducted by Americans for the Arts in conjunction with local partner Ashville Area Arts Council.

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Jul 12, 2017

Morristown resident Drew Ogle believes that funding nonprofit arts and cultural organizations pays off, and he has the data to prove it. Ogle is the executive director of the Rose Center for the Arts, one of 250 local partners in Americans for the Arts’ latest research study, Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5).

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Jul 12, 2017

Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch offered this statement in response to today’s action by the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, which proposed funding of $145 million for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities in FY2018.

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Jul 11, 2017

Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5), a study conducted by Americans for the Arts, showed that the nonprofit arts and culture industry in Portland, Maine is growing. The study revealed that spending by Portland nonprofit arts organizations has increased to $75 million.

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Jun 30, 2017

As employee engagement becomes a priority for companies, many of them are turning to the arts in an effort to fuel attraction and retention, according to Business Contributions to the Arts: 2017 Edition, published by The Conference Board and Americans for the Arts. Nearly 70 percent of companies surveyed responded that they offered board service opportunities at arts organizations for their employees, while 65 percent offered volunteer activities and 63 percent provided free or discounted tickets to arts events. However, measuring the business or societal impact of arts contributions continues to challenge most companies and their partners, as only 28 percent of businesses reported making an effort to measure these impacts.

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Jun 29, 2017

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) released reports with detailed views of IMLS funding for the past six years (FY 2011 through FY 2016) for every state across the nation and the District of Columbia, including total dollars and counts of IMLS grants and awards, as well as amounts of grantee matches or state government maintenance of effort levels.

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Jun 17, 2017

A new national study by Americans for the Arts finds that the nation’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion in economic activity in 2015—$63.8 billion in spending by arts and cultural organizations and an additional $102.5 billion in event-related spending by their audiences. This activity supported 4.6 million jobs and generated $27.5 billion in government revenue. 

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