In an increasingly technologically-oriented society, nonprofits in the media arts field generate and transmit information across multiple communication platforms. They house their own creative artists and collaborate with artists in other disciplines. More than most other types of arts organizations, the services of these media arts organizations may be felt both far away and locally, and not all have the same effect on a community that a live performance has on its audience. That being said, this indicator measures the number of media arts organizations in the following NTEE groups for every 100,000 county residents.
- A30 Media, Communications Organizations
- A31 Film, Video
- A32 Television
- A33 Printing, Publishing
- A34 Radio
Data come from the 2009 Core Files from the National Center for Charitable Statistics.
Additional Information: Counties with indicator value = 755. Average county indicator value = 3.1. Median county indicator value = 1.6.
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.