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

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.