The arts are supported by public funds from municipal, regional, state, and federal governments. A telling measure of the competitiveness of the arts organizations in your county is how they are competing in the competition for public dollars compared to other counties. Two indicators show arts county funding per capita over multiple years to grantees by the National Endowment for the Arts and state arts agencies.



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.