Any community’s cultural character will be influenced by the mix of local cultural expressions, traditions, and culture, and how they are combined with broader regional, national, and even global effects. This factor has three indicators available from secondary, nation-wide data that available for most counties.


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.