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

Consumer arts spending steady at $150 billion!

Since 2002, consumer spending on the arts has remained in the $150 billion range, though as a share of all expenditures it has slipped from 1.88% in 2002 to 1.45% in 2010. Following four years of decreases, musical instrument sales rebounded, growing from $5.9 billion in 2009 to $6.3 billion in 2010.