“Field service” is used to group together the variety of nonprofit organizations that support arts organizations. Providing technical assistance, professional membership, research, and resource development help are critical supports for a county’s nonprofit arts community. Organizations like these tend to cluster more in larger communities, where there is a bigger pool of nonprofits to work with. This indicator measures the number of field service arts organizations in the following NTEE groups for every 100,000 county residents.

  • A02 Management & Technical Assistance
  • A03 Professional Societies & Associations
  • A05 Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
  • A11 Single Organization Support
  • A12 Fundraising and/or Fund Distribution
  • A19 Nonmonetary Support Not Elsewhere Classified
  • A26 Arts Council/Agency
  • A90 Arts Service Activities/ Organizations

Data come from the 2010 Core Files from the National Center for Charitable Statistics.

 

Additional Information: Counties with indicator value = 1,195. Average county indicator value = 4.4. Median county indicator value = 2.5.

 

Fast Facts from the Arts Index

U.S. Share of World Creative Goods Trade is Rebounding! Overall, America’s role in global cultural trade declined steadily from 2002 through 2009, but we have seen a rebound in 2010 and 2011. Almost all of this is due to exports, which change more—both up and down—than imports in the U.S. Trade surpluses are good news for the U.S. economy!