The nonprofit arts are a central character in the cultural vitality of American communities. Indicators in this factor show the nonprofit arts sector in total, and are classified by the type of program they offer. Organization counts and per capita measures from 2009 and 2010 are presented.

 

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.