There are three factors in this dimension, for the Institutional and Entrepreneurial Arts, Local and Global Representation, and Professional Arts Training. Together, they show some of the unique characteristics that help to differentiate the arts from one place to another by character, rather than by volume. These indicators use data available for many counties with a substantial share of the U.S. population.


Fast Facts from the Arts Index

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International arts exports increase: U.S. exports of arts goods increased from $56 to $64 billion between 2009 and 2010 (+12%).  With U.S. imports at just $23 billion, the arts achieved a $41 billion trade surplus in 2010.  The percentage of international travelers that include the arts on their visits to the U.S. has increased annually since 2003.