The last indicator of specific nonprofit types includes the “catch-all” or miscellaneous types of organizations. Organizations in this group either span multiple types of arts and culture – and are thus too broad to fit into any of the other NTEE codes – or conduct some kind of activity that is in the arts and culture domain, but with small counts such that it has not been assigned an NTEE code. This indicator measures the number these other arts organizations for every 100,000 county residents. The two NTEE codes included are:

  • A20 Arts, Cultural Organizations – Multipurpose
  • A99 Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services Not Elsewhere Classified

Data come from the 2010 Core Files from the National Center for Charitable Statistics.

 

Additional Information: Counties with indicator value = 619. Average county indicator value = 2.8. Median county indicator value = 1.3.

 

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).