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Aug 09, 2017

A new study from Americans for the Arts measured the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations in Lynchburg, Virginia at $10.8 million per year. In 2015, these organizations spent $6,648,618 on salaries, contracts, supplies, and other expenses. In addition, audience members generated $4,207,822 in event related spending—such as meals, souvenirs, and transportation.

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Aug 09, 2017

The Salt Lake City Arts Council recently participated in a study—led by Americans for the Arts—called Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, which measured the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry in 341 regions nationwide. The study found that arts and culture nonprofits in Salt Lake City generate $306.6 million in economic activity a year.

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Aug 09, 2017

A new study by Americans for the Arts revealed that the nonprofit arts and culture industry in the Black Hills Region of South Dakota generates more than $114 million per year in economic activity. Spending by arts nonprofits and their audiences also supports 3,573 full-time equivalent jobs and generates $10 million in tax revenue.

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Aug 08, 2017

In Providence, Rhode Island, the nonprofit arts and culture industry generates nearly $206 million in economic activity per year. Spending by arts nonprofits and their audiences supports 5,115 full-time equivalent jobs and generates $21 million in city and state tax revenue. These numbers come from Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, a national economic impact study by Americans for the Arts.

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Aug 08, 2017

On September 8, leaders from the arts, business, and local government will gather for a public forum on the intersection of arts and the local economy. The event—called “Whose Business is the Arts?”—will be co-sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Arts Council and the Lehigh Valley Partnership. The forum comes as a response to the release of Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, the latest economic impact study from Americans for the Arts.

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Aug 08, 2017

Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts, visited Buffalo on August 7 to discuss the results of Arts and Economic Prosperity 5. The study measured the impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry by collecting data from 341 communities and regions across the country.

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Aug 07, 2017

FOX 25 News reported from Oklahoma City, where the nonprofit arts and culture industry helps the local economy thrive. Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, a study by Americans for the Arts, found that arts and culture nonprofits generate over $602 million of economic activity in the Greater Oklahoma City region, and over $872 million in the state as a whole.

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Aug 07, 2017

Mike McInally, editor of the Albany Democrat-Herald, is a believer in art for the sake of art. McInally wrote an editorial on the importance of measuring the economic impact of the arts, prompted by the release of Arts and Economic Prosperity 5.

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Aug 07, 2017

Morris Arts Executive Director Tom Werder traveled to Capitol Hill this July to speak to lawmakers about the importance of the arts in New Jersey. Werder joined arts advocates from around the country at a press conference organized by Americans for the Arts, where they discussed data from Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, a recent study that measured the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry.

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Aug 07, 2017

Actors and theatergoers aren’t the only people excited about the new black box theater under construction in downtown Peabody, Massachusetts. Local business owners are anticipating a swell in economic activity in their restaurants, bars, and shops.

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