Author(s): Richard Wike; Bruce Stokes; Jacob Poushter; and Janell Fetterolf
Date of Publication: June 2017

A Pew Research Center survey released in June 2017 found a decline in international tourism and of respondents only 49 percent of from 37 countries held a favorable view of the U.S., as compared to a favorable view of 64 percent when Obama left office.

Author(s): Association for Public Art
Date of Publication: 2016

This sample map and brochure is from Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO, an award-winning audio program that features more than 150 voices and viewpoints of people from all walks of life – artists, educators, civic leaders, historians, and those with personal connections to the artworks.

Author(s): Association for Public Art
Date of Publication:

This sample bike map takes participants around the city of Philadelphia's outdoor sculpture. The Outdoor Sculpture Bike Map provides two routes for a unique view of Philadelphia’s public art

Author(s): Stern, Mark J. and Seifert, Susan C.
Date of Publication: March 2017

This report presents the current findings of a study of culture and social wellbeing in New York City conducted by the University of Pennsylvania Social Impact of the Arts Project (SIAP) in collaboration with Reinvestment Fund. The project began in the fall of 2014 when SIAP accepted an invitation from Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs for the City, to conduct a study of the social value of the arts. The study builds on SIAP’s over twenty years of research and writing on the non-­‐ economic impact of the arts on urban communities. During that time, SIAP has

Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: 2015

This one pager provides an overview of the benefits of Cultural Tourism in the United States and includes the percentage of foreign visitors participating in arts & culture while visiting the U.S.

Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: February 2017

Cultural travelers—both domestic and international—are ideal tourists.  They spend more money and stay at their destinations longer.

Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: February 2017

The nonprofit arts, unlike most industries, leverage significant amounts of event-related spending by their audiences. Attendance at arts events generates related commerce for hotels, restaurants, parking garages, and more.

Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: 2012

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.

Author(s): Cohen, Randy
Date of Publication: February 2017

Highlights from the 2015 public opinion poll, Americans Speak Out About the Arts, conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Americans for the Arts. 

Author(s): Cohen, Randy
Date of Publication: February 2017

Ten Reasons to Support the Arts - 2017 update

Author(s): Takamine, Vicky Holt; de Silva, Kahikina
Date of Publication: June 2016

Part of the Americans for the Arts Artists & Communities conversation series that pairs veteran community arts leaders with emerging community arts leaders to share

Author(s): President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
Date of Publication: 2005

This paper makes the case for cultural tourism, arguing that it grows the economy, preserves heritage, creates a collective national identity as well as allows for meaningful cultural exchange.

Author(s): Gadwa, Anne; Markusen, Ann
Date of Publication: 2010

This white paper from the National Endowment for the Arts summarizes two decades of creative American placemaking, drawing on original economic research and case studies of pathbreaking initiatives in large and small cities, metropolitan to rural, as well as published accounts. The case studies stretch from Providence, Rhode Island, to Los Angeles, California, and from Arnaudville, Louisiana, and Fond du Lac, Minnesota, to Seattle, Washington.

Author(s): Reconnecting to Our Waterways; ArtPlace America; The Kresge Foundation; Walker, Jim
Date of Publication:

These documents define Creative Placemaking and relay some issues that relate to it. The authors outline how arts administrators can promote creative placemaking projects to attract people to their cities. 

Author(s): Hargrove, Cheryl
Date of Publication: 2014

Americans for the Arts has commissioned five essays spanning the intricacies of arts, entertainment, and cultural districts specifically for policymakers, arts leaders, planning professionals, community development practitioners, and others who are interested in developing new districts or adapting existing ones.


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