State Arts Appropriations Updates
West Virginia State Arts Appropriations
Why the Arts Matter in Your State Factsheets
Check out the Arts Action Fund's "Why The Arts Matter" factsheets that include the newest Bureau of Economic Analysis GDP numbers for your state, along with updated state appropriation numbers.
Facts and Figures for State Pages
Creative Industries Report Released for 2017
Measuring the Scope of the Nation’s Arts-Related Industries
Our Creative Industries: Business & Employment in the Arts reports provide a research-based approach to understanding the scope and economic importance of the arts in America.
Nationally, 673,656 businesses are involved in the creation or distribution of the arts, and they employ 3.48 million people. This represents 4.01 percent of all U.S. businesses and 2.04 percent of all U.S. employees—demonstrating statistically that the arts are a formidable business presence and broadly distributed across our communities.
Arts businesses and the creative people they employ stimulate innovation, strengthen America's competitiveness in the global marketplace, and play an important role in building and sustaining economic vibrancy. (Data current as of April 2017.)
Find your FREE, local report now to get specific data for your community!
In advocacy, knowledge is power, but jobs are persuasion - find out how many jobs are created by Creative Industries in your State, U.S. Congressional District, State Legislative District, or County.
Want to know how much the arts impact your local economy?
Every day, more than 100,000 nonprofit arts and culture organizations act as economic drivers - creating an industry that supports jobs, generates government revenue, and is the cornerstone of our tourism industry.
The Arts & Economic Impact 5 study documents the key role played by the nonprofit arts and culture industry, and their audiences, in strengthening our nation’s economy.
Our national findings wouldn't be possible without the data collected from 342 participating study regions, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The diverse communities range in population from 1,600 to 3.8 million and from small rural to large urban. Our national findings are derived from the data from organizations and audiences in these communities.
Ready to find information for your community? Check out the Local & Regional Findings!
Does your community participate in the arts?
Arts and culture are a deep and intrinsic part of every community. Across the United States there are over 113,000 organizations dedicated to many aspects of cultural life.
This activity encompasses a broad range of disciplines that ranges from performing arts production and presentation, to visual arts exhibition, to arts education and arts in healthcare, to preservation and interpretation of our collective heritage.
Consumers spend nearly $150 billion annually on entertainment and the arts. How do we better understand the breadth, depth and character of this industry? 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.
Find out how your county compares to others – explore how you measure up!