Two indicators show the vigor of philanthropy in the region. Scarborough data provide insight into private contributions, and a second indicator evaluates the success of local arts organizations in obtaining state grants

 

Fast Facts from the Arts Index

The nonprofit arts grow – despite a recession!

The number of nonprofit arts organizations has grown annually, reaching 113,000 in 2010. In the past decade, nonprofit arts organizations grew 49% (76,000 to 113,000), a greater rate than all nonprofit organizations, which grew 32% (1.2 million to 1.6 million).