There are six factors in this dimension, for Consumer Expenditures, Nonprofit Arts Revenues, Government Support, Local Connection to National Organizations, Artists and Arts Businesses, and Arts Nonprofits. Together, they show the economic weight of the arts in terms of flows of revenues and the organizational resources used in the arts. These indicators use data available for many counties with a substantial share of the U.S. population.

 

Fast Facts from the Arts Index

Audiences are growing!

In 2010, 32 percent of the adult population attended a performing arts event (up from 28 percent in 2009); 13 percent visited an art museum (up slightly from 12 percent). These are the first increases since 2003.