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

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).