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 comes from the 2012 Core Files from the National Center for Charitable Statistics.

Additional Information: Counties with indicator value = 738. Average county indicator value = 3.0. Median county indicator value = 1.6.

 

Fast Facts from the Arts Index

International cultural tourism proves recession-proof. Arts travelers are ideal tourists—they stay longer and spend more.  The U.S. Dept of Commerce reports that the percentage of int’l travelers including museum visits on their trip has grown annually since 2003 (17% to 24%), while those including concerts and theater performances have increased five of the past seven years (13% to 17% since 2003).