Indicators in this factor show the relative weight of the arts in the local economic context, featuring the share that arts establishments, employees, and payroll have in a county’s economy.

 

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.