Press Releases

"WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, proudly announces the findings from Arts & Economic Prosperity IV™,  the fourth economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences..."

Charts, Graphs, and Tables

Download key charts, graphs, and tables from Arts & Economic Prosperity IV.

All files are in JPG format.

Per Person Spending
Pie Chart

(274 KB)

 Audience Spending

(141 KB)

Download the complete set of charts, graphs, and tables from the full Arts & Economic Prosperity IV report. (MS Word, 2.1 MB)


Want to know more about how the study was conducted? Questions about the methodology?

Download our Detailed Study Methodology for more information. (pdf, 252 KB)

Q & A Videos with Robert L. Lynch

Robert LynchAmericans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch recently sat down to briefly answer some key questions about AEP IV:

  1. Why are the AEP IV findings significant? What do they mean for America and for its future prosperity?
    (Watch Online) (Download MP4 File, 20 MB)
  2. What do the AEP IV findings tell you about cultural tourism’s role in driving local economies?
    (Watch Online) (Download MP4 File, 24 MB)
  3. What effect did the Great Recession have on the nonprofit arts industry, and what does that mean for the future of the sector?
    (Watch Online) (Download MP4 File, 19 MB)
  4. 4. With AEP IV, we often talk about the national impact the arts have, but what do the findings tell you about the impact the arts industry has locally?
    (Watch Online) (Download MP4 File, 23 MB)

Visit our AEP IV Channel on YouTube for additional related videos. 

Selected Quotes

Download a list of quotes from our national sponsors about Arts & Economic Prosperity IV. (MS Word, 162KB)

Selected Press Coverage

Randy Cohen and Seema Sueko discuss the economic impact of the arts in San Diego, CA on KPBS:

Further Questions?

Please contact Press & Media Relations Manager Catherine Brandt at [email protected] or 202.371.2830.

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