There are two factors in this dimension, for Establishments, Employees and Payroll Shares, and for Support of the Arts. Together, they show some the arts’ share of activity in their communities. These indicators use data available for many counties with a substantial share of the U.S. population.

 

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.