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

Audiences are growing!

In 2010, 32 percent of the adult population attended a performing arts event (up from 28 percent in 2009); 13 percent visited an art museum (up slightly from 12 percent). These are the first increases since 2003.