Centering equity and inclusion, Americans for the Arts is pleased to announce the launch of Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6), the sixth national study of the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry. Audiences in 395 participating communities representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia will provide responses to audience-intercept surveys at arts events beginning May 1, 2022.
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Animating Democracy interviewed 16 leading corporate companies to assess the current landscape of corporate support for arts and culture. More corporations are focusing strategically on issues that align with their business interests and have a positive social impact on their employees, consumers, or the communities in which they do business.
The latest Funder Portrait from Animating Democracy is The Fledgling Fund, a grantmaking organization that supports documentary film projects with a social justice agenda and plan of action. Fledgling aims to inspire a better world through film and media, and actively educate their grantees to help build their capacity to engage and track the impact of social documentary film.
Browse study regions and download summaries for your area. Local data includes 341 study regions. Data represents all 50 states and the District of Columbia..
Working through a National Steering Committee comprised of federal, military, nonprofit and private sector partners, Americans for the Arts launched the National Initiative for Arts and Health in the Military (NIAHM) in 2012. In October of 2013, NIAHM released the White Paper and Blueprint for action, which offers research and recommendations for using the arts to address some of the military’s most pressing concerns.
Americans for the Arts, in partnership with the Arts Incubator Research Lab and with generous funding from the National Endowment for the Arts' Research Labs initiative, fielded the 2021 Profile of Arts Incubators during September and October 2021. The survey collected information about the particpating art incubators' programs, financials, and operating procedures. It also focused on the program delivery implications for arts incubators in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as issues of access and equity.
Americans for the Arts, in partnership with The Conference Board, conducted this survey which examines business support and employee engagement for the arts. The survey draws on responses from companies of all sizes that participate in corporate philanthropy, employee engagement, volunteer programs, or sponsorships.
Every day, more than 100,000 nonprofit arts and culture organizations act as economic drivers—creating an industry that supports jobs, generates government revenue, and is the cornerstone of our tourism industry. This study documents the key role played by the nonprofit arts and culture industry, and their audiences, in strengthening our nation’s economy.
This tool-kit, by the pARTnership Movement, is a companion piece designed to assist arts groups in distilling the information in the Corporate Social Responsibility & the Arts report, and help them replicate successful partnership examples in their own communities. We hope it will inspire you to foster mutually beneficial arts and business pARTnerships in your own community!
Reports offer data from Dun & Bradstreet providing the first national study of both the nonprofit and for-profit arts industries.
A 2008-2016 score of the health and vitality of the arts nationwide.
We conduct our national Arts & Economic Prosperity® studies every five years (the next will be published in 2022). In between the national studies, we offer customized individual studies as a service. Let our economic impact study service make the case for your community, arts district, organization, facility, or event. The findings from these studies have helped arts organizations across the country get the funding they need to continue advancing the arts in their communities.
It's great to know about the number of businesses involved in the creation or distribution of the arts nationally, but even better to know about the creative industries at play in your area.
Have research and data needs, but no time, manpower, or tools to fulfill them? Americans for the Arts offers complete web-based survey services from questionnaire design and implementation to data analysis and reporting.
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During 2022’s Strategic Realignment Process, we worked with members and other stakeholders to identify the specific and unique role of Americans for the Arts within the arts and culture community. While we continue to evaluate and evolve our offerings, here’s the latest update on some of our flagship events, including the National Arts Action Summit, Annual Convention, and the National Arts Marketing Project Conference.
As a key strategy in supporting the development of inclusive creative economies across the nation, this database provides a distilled jumping off point for learning and growth related to community- and asset-based approaches for equitable development.
Americans for the Arts today launched a multimedia platform that will serve as a hub for results and information pertaining to its Strategic Realignment Process (SRP), which the organization undertook during 2022. With the SRP completed, the Designing Our Destiny platform represents Americans for the Arts’ new path forward to better serve the arts and culture field.
Americans for the Arts and lifestyle brand Free People today announced a first-time partnership, which includes a Creative Spirit Fund that empowers public school arts educators to fund the next generation of diverse creators. The partnership advocates for the importance of arts in early public education. Through this program, Free People will be distributing 10 awards of $4,000 each to public school educators across the United States in great need of support in teaching art, music, dance, theater, and creative writing and other artistic disciplines.