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 2010 Core Files from the National Center for Charitable Statistics.

 

Additional Information: Counties with indicator value = 953. Average county indicator value = 3.4. Median county indicator value = 1.6.

 

Fast Facts from the Arts Index

International cultural tourism proves recession-proof. Arts travelers are ideal tourists—they stay longer and spend more.  The U.S. Dept of Commerce reports that the percentage of int’l travelers including museum visits on their trip has grown annually since 2003 (17% to 24%), while those including concerts and theater performances have increased five of the past seven years (13% to 17% since 2003).