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

The nonprofit arts grow – despite a recession!

The number of nonprofit arts organizations has grown annually, reaching 113,000 in 2010. In the past decade, nonprofit arts organizations grew 49% (76,000 to 113,000), a greater rate than all nonprofit organizations, which grew 32% (1.2 million to 1.6 million).