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Creative Industry Resources and Research



 

The Art of Economic Development
The arts are increasingly crucial to the branding and attraction efforts of communities large and small, as the young and talented workers they seek want excitement and sense of place, according to a publication of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. This article from the cabinet’s publication, ThinkKentucky, highlights four communities where the arts are a thriving force.

 

Arts Investment Fact Sheet, March 2018
The National Association of State Arts Agencies research team has put together a resource that illustrates the importance of public funding for the arts in Kentucky.

 

Better Together: Public and Private Funding for the Arts Better Together: Public and Private Funding for the Arts
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
A persistently problematic myth is that private-sector support could take the place of federal funding for the arts. To debunk this argument, NASAA collaborated with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to release Better Together: Public and Private Funding for the Arts. This fact based piece equips policymakers, philanthropists and advocates alike to make a case for public investments in the arts. This is just one of our strategies to deflate false narratives about public arts funding.

 

Stand for the Arts PSA series
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and Ovation TV
NASAA is partnering with Ovation TV on its Stand for the Arts PSA series. Based on research and messaging guidance from NASAA, Small Investment, Big Returns highlights the leveraging power of public arts funding. It's a good model of how to make this crucial point in less than 20 seconds. The PSA is airing on Ovation TV (a channel available to more than 19 million U.S. households) as well as on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc4So41BkbnLT9KE2PSSPnKvpUhQeJEil

 

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies Why Should Government Support the Arts
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Designed for public arts leaders and advocates, Why Should Government Support the Arts? provides answers and describes why the arts are an essential public investment. This document invites conversation and reflection about the value of the arts to American communities. It also provides resource material and research citations to support a case for the arts.

 

Fine Arts Fund The Arts Ripple Effect: A Research-Based Strategy to Build Shared Responsibility for the Arts
Topos Partnership for the Fine Arts Fund, Cincinnati
In late 2008, leaders of ArtsWave in Cincinnati embarked on a year-long research initiative designed to develop an inclusive community dialogue leading to broadly shared public responsibility for arts and culture in the region. Download (22 pages)

 

 

 

 

Americans for the ArtsGeneral advocacy information
Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. From offices in Washington, D.C., and New York City, it serves more than 150,000 organizational and individual members and stakeholders.

 

 

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
NASAA's brand-new website puts case making front and center. We've retooled the advocacy resources to make them more inviting and accessible.

 


 

Arts Education

Reinvesting in the Arts Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools
The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities
This report is the result of an in-depth review over the last 18 months of the current challenges and opportunities facing arts education. The results from this process of firsthand observation and research showed the effect of arts education on student academic achievement and creativity, including improving test scores and fostering students’ competiveness in the workforce by investing in arts education strategies, even in the toughest neighborhoods. PDF(88 pages)

 

 

 

Fact Sheet on Music Education ResearchFact Sheet on Music Education Research
VH1 Save The Music Foundation
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in America's public schools and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education. To date, the foundation has provided more than $47 million in new musical instruments to 1,750 public schools in more than 100 cities around the country, impacting the lives of over 1.6 million children.

 

 


 

Creative Industry

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies Creative Industries Briefing Resources(April 2018)
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
NASAA’s Creative Industries Briefing on Capitol Hill in April 2018 captured the economic power and business value of the arts for an audience of federal legislators and their staff as well as arts advocates. Discover the outstanding insights offered by our speakers, and make use of these free resources to propel your case making.

 

 

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies State Cultural Districts Policy Brief
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
A policy brief that outlines the challenges and success factors of state-level cultural district programs. The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies maintains an ongoing commitment to providing practical tools, timely information and strategic technical assistance to cultural leaders at the state and regional levels. The resources included here are designed to help state arts agencies make informed policy decisions about the creative economy in their state. Download (15 pages)

 

Creative Economy State Profiles
The Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA) was developed through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). This interactive dashboard allows you to explore state-level ACPSA data through figures, including: value added to state economies through arts and cultural production, as well as employment and compensation figures for the creative workforce. Navigate the charts to compare trends and current data for particular states and industries.

 

Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account
ACPSA data is an excellent resource for articulating the contribution of the arts and culture, from both commercial and nonprofit organizations, to the economy in your state. For the first time, you can view data on the contribution of the arts as a percentage of gross state product.

 

The Arts Contribute More Than $760 Billion to the U.S. Economy
Designed to complement the NEA's growing suite of ACPSA resources, this new interactive dashboard allows state arts leaders to quantify a more complete picture of arts and cultural production and make a highly credible case to policymakers and stakeholders.

 

Americans for the Arts Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. From offices in Washington, D.C., and New York City, it serves more than 150,000 organizational and individual members and stakeholders.

 

Arts & Economic Prosperity III
Arts & Economic Prosperity III: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their Audiences

Americans for the Arts
This report 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 serves as the cornerstone of tourism.

National Report with Data Tables and Survey Instruments Download (300 pages)

 

 


 

Cultural Tourism

National Endowment for the Arts Live From Your Neighborhood: A National Study of Outdoor Arts Festivals,
Vol. 1: Summary Report

National Endowment for the Arts
This report combines key results from two investigative efforts—an online, national survey of outdoor arts festivals and seven case studies—to examine the range and variety of arts festivals in the U.S., the artists they employ, the communities they serve, and the roles they play in our cities, towns, and neighborhoods. The survey collected, for the first time, comprehensive data on a large cross-section of U.S. arts festivals, including information about audiences, arts programming, budgets and operating structure.

Live From Your Neighborhood: A National Study of Outdoor Arts Festivals,
Vol. 2: Seven Case Studies

National Endowment for the Arts
This report is based on seven case studies that complement data from the national survey of outdoor arts festivals.

 

Americans for the Arts Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. From offices in Washington, D.C., and New York City, it serves more than 150,000 organizational and individual members and stakeholders.

Statistics: Spending by Arts Audiences
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Culture and Communities
Americans for the Arts established the Institute for Community Development and the Arts to provide a research-based understanding of how the arts are being used to address social, educational and economic development issues in communities across the country. Areas of research and publication have included at-risk youth, artist training, economic development, arts and civic dialogue, public housing, cultural tourism, and program planning and evaluation.

 

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