Arts Facts: Economic Impact of the Nonprofit Arts Industry (2012)
Arts organizations are responsible businesses, employers, and consumers. Spending by nonprofit arts and culture organizations—just a fraction of the total arts and entertainment industry—was an estimated $61.1 billion in 2010, and leveraged an additional $74.1 billion in event-related spending by arts audiences. This $135.2 billion in economic activity supported 4.1 million FTE jobs and generated $22.3 billion in total government revenue.
This one pager features data from Americans for the Arts 2012 Arts & Economic Prosperity IV report providing key figures of the overall economic impact the arts industry provides.