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

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International arts exports increase: U.S. exports of arts goods increased from $56 to $64 billion between 2009 and 2010 (+12%).  With U.S. imports at just $23 billion, the arts achieved a $41 billion trade surplus in 2010.  The percentage of international travelers that include the arts on their visits to the U.S. has increased annually since 2003.