Salina Arts and Humanities Commission in Salina, Kansas used AEP III to let people know the impact of arts on their local economy
Arts advocates don’t want to talk about jobs and tax revenue. We want to talk about the fundamental value of the arts…how they foster beauty, creativity, originality, and vitality…how they inspire us, soothe us, provoke us, involve us, and connect us. But elected officials want to hear about how the arts and culture create jobs and contribute to the economy.
The deadline to join our fourth national economic impact study, Arts & Economic Prosperity IV, is quickly approaching. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in the most comprehensive study of the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture ever conducted. In our Arts and Economic Prosperity III report, over 150 communities and regions participated in the studies, which continue to be among the most frequently cited statistics used to demonstrate the impact of the nation’s nonprofit arts industry on the local, state, and national economy.
The City of Seattle Office of Cultural Affairs, who participated in this most recently completed national economic impact study, provides the perfect example of what this report can provide. The results were published in June 2007. Here’s what happened next:Read More