There are two factors in this dimension, for Cultural Participation and Cultural Programming. Together, they show some of activity in the arts in a community. These indicators use data available for many counties with a substantial share of the U.S. population.

 

Fast Facts from the Arts Index

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International arts exports increase: U.S. exports of arts goods increased from $56 to $64 billion between 2009 and 2010 (+12%).  With U.S. imports at just $23 billion, the arts achieved a $41 billion trade surplus in 2010.  The percentage of international travelers that include the arts on their visits to the U.S. has increased annually since 2003.