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

The nonprofit arts grow – despite a recession!

The number of nonprofit arts organizations has grown annually, reaching 113,000 in 2010. In the past decade, nonprofit arts organizations grew 49% (76,000 to 113,000), a greater rate than all nonprofit organizations, which grew 32% (1.2 million to 1.6 million).