Arts & Economic Prosperity National Report

The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts Organizations and Their Audiences

This important new study, released in June 2002, demonstrates conclusively that the nonprofit arts industry has a significant economic impact on local and national economies. And, for the first time, in addition to spending by arts organizations, information has been gathered on event-related spending by arts audiences. Americans for the Arts worked with 91 community partners from across the U.S. to collect expenditure data for this study.

The full report includes a summary of national findings, frequently asked questions section, definition of terms, methodology, and detailed tables describing the findings from each of our 91 community partners.

150pp, spiral bound (2003)

Available online from Americans for the Arts