A key part of overall activities is the extent of cultural programming provided by arts and culture organizations in the nonprofit and other sectors. Relatively few data points are available across all counties, so this factor only includes expenditures by nonprofit arts organizations.

 

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.