Indiana Arts Coucil is one of one hundred and eighty two Study Partners across the nation who participated in a national survey that sought to quantify the economic value of the arts. IAC contacted all eligible non-profit arts organizations in Indiana County and collected over 1,000 surveys to submit to Washington, D.C.
Arts & Economic Prosperity IV: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their Audiences documents the key role played by the nonprofit arts and culture industry in strengthening our nation’s economy. This study demonstrates that the nonprofit arts and culture industry is an economic driver in communities—a growth industry that supports jobs, generates government revenue, and is the cornerstone of tourism.
We are happy to announce that this summer we will release Arts & Economic Prosperity IV—the fourth edition of this critical study. With the help of over 180 research partners, we have collected 150,000 audience intercept surveys from cultural event attendees, as well as detailed budget and attendance information from 8,000 nonprofit arts and culture organizations across the country. This will be the largest and most comprehensive study of its kind ever conducted!
Stay tuned for the national and local findings to be released on June 8, 2012, at the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in San Antonio, TX. Check back here after the release to find downloads of the full report, web resources, tips & tricks on how to use the data, and much more!