Arts education nonprofit organizations are an integral element in the mix and ecology of the arts community. They often serve as the primary interface with the broader community as designated hubs for learning and personal participation. This indicator measures nonprofit organizations that focus on arts education, specifically schools of visual and performing arts. This indicator measures the number of arts education organizations with the two NTEE codes below for every 100,000 county residents.

  • A25 Arts Education/Schools
  • A6E Performing Arts Schools

Data come from the 2009 Core Files from the National Center for Charitable Statistics.

Additional Information: Counties with indicator value = 945. Average county indicator value = 3.4. Median county indicator value = 1.6.

 

Fast Facts from the Arts Index

Consumer arts spending steady at $150 billion!

Since 2002, consumer spending on the arts has remained in the $150 billion range, though as a share of all expenditures it has slipped from 1.88% in 2002 to 1.45% in 2010. Following four years of decreases, musical instrument sales rebounded, growing from $5.9 billion in 2009 to $6.3 billion in 2010.