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When people think about lucrative industries, the nonprofit arts and culture sector likely isn’t the first that comes to mind. However, in Hawaii, nonprofit arts organizations contribute over $205 million per year to the economy, which includes supporting nearly 6,000 full-time equivalent jobs.
In an editorial for the New London Day, Lisa McGinley discusses the impact that the arts and culture sector has on the economy as a whole.
The recently released results of Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 showed that in Colorado’s Pikes Peak Region, one of 341 study regions across the country, arts and culture nonprofits generated over $150 million in economic activity. Local leaders were thrilled by this result.
According to Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, the latest economic impact study by Americans for the Arts, nonprofit arts and culture organizations in the San Jose area generated $191 million in economic activity in 2015. This is an increase of nearly 50 percent from $122 million in 2010, when the survey was last conducted.
Americans for the Arts and the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) today announced that Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser will be awarded the Public Leadership in the Arts Award for State Arts Leadership today at NLGA’s annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. The annual award honors a public official who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the advancement of the arts at the state level.
In Northwest Arkansas, the arts are a source of entertainment, fulfillment, and community. But they’re also a multimillion-dollar industry.
For the first time in recent years, a report from the U.S. House Budget Committee accompanying a budget resolution no longer includes language supporting the termination of our nation’s cultural agencies. This action comes after 35 Tennessee organizations sent a letter in May to the new Chairman of the House Budget Committee, urging removal of this harmful language for fiscal year 2018.
Americans for the Arts members can apply for one of five scholarship opportunities to attend the 2017 National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference in Memphis.
Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, the latest economic impact study by Americans for the Arts, shows that the nonprofit arts and culture industry in North Texas had an economic impact of over $1 billion in 2015. The region also took part in the 2010 study Arts and Economic Prosperity IV, and the growth over five years has been staggering.