Americans for the Arts is a leader in arts policy research, conducting both quantitative and qualitative research studies on segments of America’s nonprofit and for-profit arts industries.
Here you will find a quick rundown of our key research studies, as well as recent and relevant information pertinent to the arts field at-large.
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Arts & Economic Prosperity IV - NEW!
Released June 8, 2012, the fourth edition of this critical national 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.
Summary of Findings [PDF] | Press Resources [Charts, Video Clips, Methodology]
Our Creative Industries reports offer a research-based approach to understanding the scope and importance of the arts to the nation's economy. Creative Industries is the first national study that encompasses both the nonprofit and for-profit arts industries.
2012 Key Talking Points [PDF]
2012 data are now available segmented by:
- Congressional District
- State Legislative District
Top 2012 Research Reports
Americans for the Arts has compiled our most popular one-page research papers, including an updated version of 10 Reasons to Support the Arts.
National Arts Index
The 2012 National Arts Index by Americans for the Arts delivers a 2010 score of the health and vitality of the arts in the U.S.
Arts Advocacy Issue Briefs 2012
Americans for the Arts has compiled detailed briefs on many of the issues arts and arts education advocates will be facing this year. Topics include NEA funding, strengthening arts education, and tax reform.
BCA Triennial Survey
The BCA Report: National Survey of Business Support to the Arts tracks trends and levels of business contributions to the arts in the United States, also providing businesses with the information they need to begin or increase support to arts programs.
National Arts Policy Roundtable
Co-convened by Americans for the Arts and Sundance Preserve, this is an annual forum of national leaders who recommend policies critical to the advancement of American culture.
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