Arts and Economic Prosperity IV
Study in North Carolina
On June 11 in Winston-Salem, the Department of Cultural Resources announced the results of Arts & Economic Prosperity IV, the most comprehensive economic impact study of North Carolina’s nonprofit arts industry ever conducted. Results of the study reveal the level of economic activity as well as the number of full-time equivalent jobs the arts industry in North Carolina generates. The study’s findings also show how much tax revenues the nonprofit arts sector produces for North Carolina.
See the links in the grey box to the left for North Carolina study materials. The full national report is available on the Americans for the Arts website.
An economic impact study documents the flow of money from arts groups into the community through spending on materials, salaries, ticket sales, audience purchases and other commerce. Americans for the Arts, a national arts service organization, measures the impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry in America every five years. The 2005 national study released in 2007 identified more than $45 million in revenues returned to government, $239 million in household income and nearly 16,000 jobs from nonprofit arts organizations and audiences in five N.C. communities.
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