Arts and the Economy

Americans for the Arts has broken down the economic impact of the arts, and it speaks for itself.

In 2015, the nation’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion of economic activity—$63.8 billion in spending by arts and cultural organizations and an additional $102.5 billion in event-related expenditures by their audiences. Including:

4.6 million full-time equivalent jobs
$27.5 billion in federal, state, and local government revenue
$96.1 billion in household income

For the full article from Americans for the Arts, click here.

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