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

Demand for arts in education by college-bound students is up!

According to data published by The College Board, the share of SAT test-takers with 4 years of arts or music classes in high school has grown over the past decade from 15% to 20%. The number of college arts degrees conferred annually have risen steadily from 75,000 to 129,000 over the past dozen years.