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Private Sector Takes a Stand

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Private Sector Takes a Stand

“Brand Impact,” “Brand Democracy,” “Brand Activism” – whatever you call it, you should get in on it.

 

In recent years, it might have seemed like taking a stand on social or political issues could spell disaster for a company. And yet, more and more often, we are seeing brands and their leaders speaking out.

 

Why would a company risk losing customers and profit if a stance could alienate significant portions of the country?

 

Stakeholders expect it.

 

As reported by eMarketer, two-thirds “want brands to take a stand on social and political issues.”  With over half of the respondents stating that companies should take a stand on human rights and labor laws, combined responses for “yes, all brands should take a stand” and “only if it relates to products/services” were all above 64%.

 

According to Edelman’s 2017 report: The Rise of the Belief-Driven Buyer, 1 in 2 people are belief-driven buyers, meaning “they choose, switch, avoid, or boycott a brand based on its stand on societal issues.” In the 2018 survey, they found that 64% of respondents are belief-driven buyers. This stance is the majority across all ages, with the highest percentage among the 18-34 range. However, 35-54 and 55+ are steadily increasing at a faster rate.

 

Even internally, almost 57% of employees at Fortune 1000 “think corporations should play a more active role in addressing social issues,” as reported by Povaddo. 55% want the “company and/or CEO to be more vocal on important societal issues.” Employees want more outlets and resources to be engaged with political or social issues.

 

Why are brands expected to take stands?

 

The private sector has power.

 

Consumers are looking to corporations to lead the way. Per Edelman, 57% of respondents in the US believe “it is easier for people to get brands to address social problems than to get government to take action” and 53% believe “brands can do more to solve social ills than government.”

 

Likewise, according to GlobeScan and BSR’s State of Sustainable Business 2018 report, 71% of respondents believe that large global companies are “more effective than governments at advancing the sustainability agenda.”

 

 

What’s one way companies can take a stand?

 

The arts can make a difference.

 

Although the arts are not explicitly listed as an issue, they intersect with each category. As demonstrated in the Art + Social Impact explorer, the arts can play a significant role in all arenas. Through business partnerships with artists and arts organizations, we have seen the power of the arts in advancing human rights, the environment, gender equality, LGBTQIA+ rights, and more.

 

Here’s to hoping that an increase in expectation and effort from corporations to be mindful of and invested in social and political stances means an increase in engagement with the arts.

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Business Contributions to the Arts Survey 2018

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Business Contributions to the Arts Survey 2018

Business Contributions to the Arts: 2018 Edition is the second edition published by The Conference Board and Americans for the Arts of the annual study. Conducted in the summer of 2018, the survey garnered 132 responses from small, midsize, and large U.S. businesses, 123 of which made a philanthropic contribution of some description in 2017 and are therefore included in this report. Here are some of the findings:

 

Business support for the arts is increasing. Nearly a quarter of companies expect to increase their funding for the arts in the next 12 months and only 7 percent expect a decrease. These increases will likely be driven by increased overall philanthropy budgets.

 

Creativity continues to drive business engagement with the arts. More than half of respondents overall (53 percent) reported that arts support contributes to stimulating creative thinking and problem solving. This aligns with data from Americans for the Arts’ recent public opinion poll, Americans Speak Out About the Arts in 2018, where 55 percent of employed adults say their job requires them to “be creative and come up with ideas that are new and unique.” An even greater proportion (60 percent) say that the more creative and innovative they are at their job, the more successful they are in the workplace.

 

The arts improve the economy and quality of life in communities. 79 percent of companies believe arts improve the quality of life in their community, and 63 percent of companies believe the arts contribute to the economy. Similarly, our recent public opinion poll found that 68 percent of Americans say the arts are good for the economy and support jobs.

 

Click to expandBusinesses are looking to the arts for their diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies. 36 percent of all companies partner with the arts as a way to address diversity in the workplace. When looking at companies with over $25 billion in revenue, this increases to 50 percent of all companies surveyed. Additionally, 42 percent of all businesses say the arts provide an avenue to address challenging conversations in the workplace. This is an upward trend from past surveys.

 

Employees want to be engaged with their jobs and their communities. 63 percent of companies promote board service at arts organizations, and 60 percent of companies provide opportunities for their employees to volunteer at arts organizations on company time.

 

Arts education is a priority for businesses. Arts education programs are the most common area of the arts field supported by companies, with 69 percent indicating involvement in such programs. In addition to arts education, music, visual arts, theatre, and culturally specific arts organizations all receive support from more than 50 percent of companies.

 

When it comes to measuring impact, there is room to grow. 55 percent of companies do not measure the social impact of their arts support. This is an area for growth for arts organizations as the business community continues looking for data and a return on investment on their community partnerships.

 

A version of this post initially appeared on ArtsBlog

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Interested in measuring business support for the arts in your community?

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Interested in measuring business support for the arts in your community?

Since 1969, Americans for the Arts through the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA), has been conducting the National Survey of Business Support for the Arts. Now, conducted annually in partnership with The Conference Board, the survey looks at trends in support for the arts from small, midsize, and large US businesses that participate in corporate philanthropy, employee engagement, volunteer programs, or sponsorships.

 

Americans for the Arts and The Conference Board are now offering local communities the opportunity to participate in this research study to find out more about how their local businesses engage with the arts.

 

Participation starts at $3,500.

 

Email privatesector@artsusa.org for more details on how to participate.

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Nation's United Arts Funds Raise $85.5 million for the Arts in 2016

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Nation's United Arts Funds Raise $85.5 million for the Arts in 2016

Throughout the summer of 2017, the Americans for the Arts Private Sector Initiatives department solicited responses to the FY2016 United Arts Fund Campaign Survey. Surveys were distributed to a total of 45 united arts funds by email. A total of 37 UAFs participated in the survey. United Arts Funds (UAFs) are private organizations that raise money for the arts, work to broaden support for the arts, encourage arts attendance and participation, promote excellence in the arts and arts management, and ensure that arts organizations are financially stable. Americans for the Arts defines a UAF campaign as a combined or federated appeal for arts funding conducted annually to raise unrestricted money on behalf of three or more arts, culture, and/or science organizations.

In FY 2016, the 37 participating UAFs reported aggregate campaign revenue of $85.5 million during their campaigns that ended during 2016. Twenty-nine UAFs have provided their total campaign revenue annually since 2007, making them a reliable indicator of the year-to-year changes in UAF fundraising. The $116.7 total campaign revenue raised on behalf of the arts and culture by these 29 UAFs in FY2016 is $4.1 million more than the inflation adjusted total of $112.8 million they raised during FY2007. All together, these findings suggest that the united arts fundraising sector is continuing its recovery from the Great Recession.

A majority of United Arts Funds are working to address diversity, equity and inclusion goals in their grants programs and policies. Almost 75% of United Arts Funds have redesigned or plan to redesign their grantmaking practices to address diversity, equity and inclusion in their grant programs. 72% have made or plan to make changes or established new practices to address diversity, equity, and inclusion in their grant review processes.

For more information, view the United Arts Funds Fiscal Year 2016 Fact Sheet.

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Research and Theatre: A Life’s Devotion

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Research and Theatre: A Life’s Devotion

When Merrill Shugoll was selling candy at the Kennedy Center in her youth, would she have thought that she would become a research leader for arts organizations? As President of Shugoll Research in Bethesda, MD, Merrill and her team provide market research services to corporate and nonprofit clients including theatre companies, all over the country. In this interview from Broadwayworld.com, hear from the company’s CEO Mark Shugoll and President Merrill Shugoll – a husband and wife duo with a mutual love for research, theatre, and arts.

 

In the interview, Mark and Merrill talk about the importance of business and community leaders joining Boards of arts and theatre organizations.  They also share how their business came to adopt the arts as its corporate and philanthropic cause, and came to identify the arts sector as having the same [research] needs as the private sector.

 

Merrill also shares how theatre can open up one’s mind to other groups of people and that just one show, South Pacific, helped expose her to prejudice.

 

 

 

Not only is Shugoll Research a recipient of BCA 10 award but Mark Shugoll is also a lively and proud member of Americans for the Arts BCA Executive Board.

 

In January 2017, Shugoll Research was named by Chief Executive magazine a winner of its First Annual (2017) Corporate Citizenship Award for Culture and Arts. Shugoll Research was honored for its commitment to supporting arts organizations and helping to build future audiences for the arts among young people with its 20-year old initiative ArtSpeak!, which brings theater artists into public schools. These artists excite and educate young people about the arts by performing, participating in talk-backs, and talking about their careers. Coverage of the awards will appear in the March/April issue of Chief Executive magazine.

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Culture is a Growing Trend for International Businesses

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Culture is a Growing Trend for International Businesses

As data is increasingly used to modify indicators and improve performance in the business sector, it has become more apparent that strong organizational cultural is an important factor in growth. Deloitte’s recently published Global Human Capital Trends 2016 study, which is based on more than 7,000 survey responses, shows evidence to support this claim.

 

The report states that:

 

  1. Culture is a business issue, not merely an HR issue. The CEO and executive team should take responsibility for an organization’s culture, with HR supporting that responsibility through measurement, process, and infrastructure.
  2. While culture is widely viewed as important, it is still largely not well understood; many organizations find it difficult to measure and even more difficult to manage. Only 28 percent of survey respondents believe they understand their culture well, while only 19 percent believe they have the “right culture.”

 

Though the survey responses were sourced from more than 130 countries, nearly 82% of respondents agree that culture is a competitive advantage. However, only 28% of respondents are familiar with the cultural values of their company.

Is there a solution to the problem? It might be closer than you think: the arts.Engaging business employees through volunteerism and the arts is key to fostering a desirable work environment, increasing efficiency and morale, and doing good in the community as well as in the company. You can bridge the employee engagement gap by using the arts as a vehicle for driving positive change in a company’s culture. Here are 10 ways the arts can boost employee engagement in various facets of your company.

 

Across the country, today’s most innovative businesses are using the arts to help them meet some of their most difficult and vital objectives. Learn from these examples in Americans for the Arts’ essays that profile successful arts and business partnerships from across the nation, including one that focuses on using arts partnerships to inspire and engage employeesso that they are able to achieve their full potential.

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Why should your business support the arts? Because your employees support the arts!

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Americans for the Arts has released an in-depth study of American perceptions and attitudes towards the arts, which reveals that working Americans support arts education and favor government funding for the arts. 48 percent of the survey respondents were employed full time when taking the survey.

 

The survey, conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs in December 2015, polled 3,020 adults online on topics such as support for arts education and government arts funding, personal engagement in the arts, the personal benefits and well-being that comes from engaging in the arts, and if/how those benefits extend more broadly to the community. The study is being released in phases with another section coming in spring 2016.

 

Key findings include: 

 

 

  • The survey demonstrates that the public wants more government funding for the arts, and they are more likely to favor than to penalize candidates at the ballot box for providing it. A blog discussing these findings in detail is available on Americans for the Arts’ website.

 

  • Americans are especially likely to favor funding programs that beautify blighted or abandoned areas, create programs for the elderly, and promote pro-social behavior with at-risk youth (68 percent each); aid returning military personnel (69 percent) and provide art in public spaces (71 percent). Funding for programs seeking to create religious art in public spaces is seen as least favorable, though still supported 41 percent. Learn about Americans for the Arts' Public Art Network and our work with arts and health in the military.

 

  • One in five would be willing to pay more taxes (17 percent) in order to see arts funding increase, while similar proportions think the government should cut from other areas of the budget in order to fund the arts more (18 percent). Another 19 percent would like to pay less taxes, but still cut from other areas of the budget to maintain arts funding.

 

Learn more about this study and find other relevant research.

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Connecting Art and Business in Practice

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Mica Scalin is the Co-Founder of Another Limited Rebellion, which helps businesses and individuals devleop their own creative practices to grow and succeed. She has worked in communications, marketing, and creative development for Showtime Networks, CBS, and NBC Universal. She was the Head of Communications for the nonprofit JDub and has produced and curated numerous art and cultural exhibitions and events.

 

The following is excerpted from Scalin's ARTSblog post on AmericansfortheArts.org.

 

Another Limited Rebellion,

Times Are Changing

Dozens of times in the past few years I’ve been in a room of professionals in non-arts related fields (think engineering, manufacturing, energy, finance) and asked the question: “Do you need creativity to succeed at your job?” In this time, I’ve seen the show of hands go from less-than-half the group to 99% of the room. Not only are they aware they need it, they are quick to articulate why; innovation and differentiation, marketing and customer engagement, recruitment and culture building. BUT when I ask a follow up question to the same people: “Would you call yourself creative?” only 2-3 hands are raised and tentatively at that. This is the discrepancy we think is essential to address.

 

Window of Opportunity

I loved the story that was told in Americans for the Arts’ 2013 BCA Survey of Business Support for the Arts. It absolutely validated what we had been seeing with our clients and helped us to hone in on how best to offer something they could really use.

 

Only a small percentage of the responders said they supported the arts because it helped their businesses grow or meet corporate objectives. On the other hand, a great majority said they would increase contributions to the arts if it increased their businesses profitability.

 

Now, while it is very unlikely that we could actually get the data to prove our art engagements affect bottom lines, there is another angle to come at this same issue because 59% said they would increase contributions if it was demonstrated that the arts promote employee creativity and growth. Any business that invests in employee growth and creativity does it because they believe it will increase profitability and impact their bottom line.

 

We know that arts can promote creativity and growth in individuals in so many ways but the challenge is how to do this in a way that reflects a businesses needs.

 

Sharing Practice

Turn over my business card and you will see the words “Creativity Is A Practice”. I love seeing the “ah-ha moment” on people’s faces when they read those words. It is like a muscle that gets exercised, those who practice it, have more of its power available to them. Most importantly, it is a way of thinking about creativity that makes its value available to anyone.

 

When we share our practice we make ourselves vulnerable by exposing the not-quite-right, the trials and errors and the outright failures. This in itself is helpful because it demonstrates that creating something great requires a lot of messiness and uncertainty in the process. Becoming comfortable with such ambiguities and developing a kind of resilience is how artists survive and grow.

 

Seeing how artists must continually put un-finished, in-complete work out for critique in order to improve their work, sets a great example for those in businesses that are struggling to get ahead. In an environment not necessarily conducive to the relentless iterative, trial and error processes that innovation requires, artists can provide a model.
 

Times Are Changing

Dozens of times in the past few years I’ve been in a room of professionals in non-arts related fields (think engineering, manufacturing, energy, finance) and asked the question: “Do you need creativity to succeed at your job?” In this time, I’ve seen the show of hands go from less-than-half the group to 99% of the room. Not only are they aware they need it, they are quick to articulate why; innovation and differentiation, marketing and customer engagement, recruitment and culture building. BUT when I ask a follow up question to the same people: “Would you call yourself creative?” only 2-3 hands are raised and tentatively at that. This is the discrepancy we think is essential to address. If people feel so alienated from their own creativity how can truely value and appreciate the labor of artists?

Window of Opportunity

I loved the story that was told in Americans for the Arts’ 2013 BCA Survey of Business Support for the Arts. It absolutely validated what we had been seeing with our clients and helped us to hone in on how best to offer something they could really use.

Only a small percentage of the responders said they supported the arts because it helped their businesses grow or meet corporate objectives. On the other hand, a great majority said they would increase contributions to the arts if it increased their businesses profitability.

Now, while it is very unlikely that we could actually get the data to prove our art engagements affect bottom lines, there is another angle to come at this same issue because 59% said they would increase contributions if it was demonstrated that the arts promote employee creativity and growth. Any business that invests in employee growth and creativity does it because they believe it will increase profitability and impact their bottom line.

We know that arts can promote creativity and growth in individuals in so many ways but the challenge is how to do this in a way that reflects a businesses needs.

Sharing Practice

Turn over my business card and you will see the words “Creativity Is A Practice”. I love seeing the “ah-ha moment” on people’s faces when they read those words. It is like a muscle that gets exercised, those who practice it, have more of its power available to them. Most importantly, it is a way of thinking about creativity that makes its value available to anyone.

When we share our practice we make ourselves vulnerable by exposing the not-quite-right, the trials and errors and the outright failures. This in itself is helpful because it demonstrates that creating something great requires a lot of messiness and uncertainty in the process. Becoming comfortable with such ambiguities and developing a kind of resilience is how artists survive and grow.

Seeing how artists must continually put un-finished, in-complete work out for critique in order to improve their work, sets a great example for those in businesses that are struggling to get ahead. In an environment not necessarily conducive to the relentless iterative, trial and error processes that innovation requires, artists can provide a model.

- See more at: http://blog.americansforthearts.org/node/95091/draft#sthash.qmwTMRSs.dpuf

Times Are Changing

Dozens of times in the past few years I’ve been in a room of professionals in non-arts related fields (think engineering, manufacturing, energy, finance) and asked the question: “Do you need creativity to succeed at your job?” In this time, I’ve seen the show of hands go from less-than-half the group to 99% of the room. Not only are they aware they need it, they are quick to articulate why; innovation and differentiation, marketing and customer engagement, recruitment and culture building. BUT when I ask a follow up question to the same people: “Would you call yourself creative?” only 2-3 hands are raised and tentatively at that. This is the discrepancy we think is essential to address. If people feel so alienated from their own creativity how can truely value and appreciate the labor of artists?

Window of Opportunity

I loved the story that was told in Americans for the Arts’ 2013 BCA Survey of Business Support for the Arts. It absolutely validated what we had been seeing with our clients and helped us to hone in on how best to offer something they could really use.

Only a small percentage of the responders said they supported the arts because it helped their businesses grow or meet corporate objectives. On the other hand, a great majority said they would increase contributions to the arts if it increased their businesses profitability.

Now, while it is very unlikely that we could actually get the data to prove our art engagements affect bottom lines, there is another angle to come at this same issue because 59% said they would increase contributions if it was demonstrated that the arts promote employee creativity and growth. Any business that invests in employee growth and creativity does it because they believe it will increase profitability and impact their bottom line.

We know that arts can promote creativity and growth in individuals in so many ways but the challenge is how to do this in a way that reflects a businesses needs.

Sharing Practice

Turn over my business card and you will see the words “Creativity Is A Practice”. I love seeing the “ah-ha moment” on people’s faces when they read those words. It is like a muscle that gets exercised, those who practice it, have more of its power available to them. Most importantly, it is a way of thinking about creativity that makes its value available to anyone.

When we share our practice we make ourselves vulnerable by exposing the not-quite-right, the trials and errors and the outright failures. This in itself is helpful because it demonstrates that creating something great requires a lot of messiness and uncertainty in the process. Becoming comfortable with such ambiguities and developing a kind of resilience is how artists survive and grow.

Seeing how artists must continually put un-finished, in-complete work out for critique in order to improve their work, sets a great example for those in businesses that are struggling to get ahead. In an environment not necessarily conducive to the relentless iterative, trial and error processes that innovation requires, artists can provide a model.

- See more at: http://blog.americansforthearts.org/node/95091/draft#sthash.qmwTMRSs.dpuf
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Recruitment & Retention’s Secret Weapon

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Recruitment & Retention’s Secret Weapon

 

What keeps CEOs up at night? According to new research by The Conference Board, failure to attract and retain talent is at the top of the list, and innovation isn’t far behind. In December 2015, voluntary quits rose to nearly 3.1 million, the highest level since December 2006. For HR practitioners charged with battling these challenges, it’s time to raise the curtain on businesses’ secret weapon: the arts.

 

Build it and they will come.

Des Moines had an image problem. Creative millennials were leaving the city after graduation for more vibrant communities. To solve the problem, the city’s businesses banded together to fund The Des Moines Social Club, which now hosts over 700 events a year, manages four resident theater companies, and helps sustain many arts organizations in the city. The transformation is evident. In 2014, Fortune named Des Moines the #1 City with an Up-and-Coming Downtown and Forbes named Des Moines the #1 Best City for Young Professionals. The robust arts scene has helped creative employees see Des Moines as more than just cornfields.

 

Remember, inspired employees bring creativity to work.

Just as creative employees want live in a vibrant community, they crave a culturally rich work environment. An engaging company culture is a crucial asset for businesses competing for top talent. Facebook, for example, not only offers employees opportunities to take art classes but, like many companies of all sizes, it employs an artist-in-residence to help inspire creativity and present new ways for employees to think about their work. Other businesses like The Standard insurance company host employee art shows to engage employees, empowering them to exercise their creative skills and pursue their artistic passions.

 

Embrace diversity and open-mindedness.

According to a 2015 survey from Human Capital Media Advisory Group, the research arm of Talent Management magazine, "Almost three-quarters of human resources practitioners see diversity and inclusion as a strategic enabler for their companies' business strategy." Celebrating diversity communicates to employees and future employees that your business embraces an open exchange of ideas. Utility company PECO, for example, hosts multicultural events in Philadelphia, not only contributing to the city’s appeal, but also promoting its commitment to diversity in a visible way. Other businesses express their commitment to diversity by displaying corporate art collections in their lobbies.

 

     Take your employee communications cue from “AutoZone the Opera.”

Employee communication is key to retaining talented employees. Regardless of the industry, arts-training not only helps staff communicate better with one another, but artful messaging is more likely to hold employees’ attention. At AutoZone’s 2013 and 2014 national conferences, the company partnered with Opera Memphis to produce “AutoZone: The Opera.” The performances reminded employees about the company’s values and customer service procedures in a fun, memorable way.

 

Supporting the arts is not a new concept for America’s businesses, but in order to solve today's pressing human capital issues, HR practitioners need to tap into their own creativity and put the arts to work.

 

The pARTnership Movement is an initiative from Americans for the Arts to reach business leaders with the message that partnering with the arts can build their competitive advantage. Want to learn more?

 

Find additional ways that the arts can help your business thrive in 2016.

 

Read The pARTnership Movement essay on recruiting and retaining talent.

 

Read success stories showcasing how Americans businesses are using the arts to recruit and retain talent.

 

Find other examples of businesses using the arts to recruit and retain talent.

 

Sign up for our monthly arts and business newletter to receive more relevant research and examples of how the arts can help businesses recruit and retain talent.

 

Is your business using the arts to recruit and retain talent? Tell us about it on Twitter using #ArtsandBiz or email us at pARTnership@artsusa.org.

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NEA Research on The Arts & Economic Growth

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NEA Research on The Arts & Economic Growth

Photo: National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Let's talk numbers. Not only are the arts a great way to engage employees and put your brand in the spotlight, but by partnering with arts organizations, your business is also helping to sustain a big contributor to the U.S. economy.

 

Arts and culture contributed $704.2 billion to the U.S. economy in 2013 (4.2% of GDP) according to new research from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. This number represents a 32.5% growth in GDP contribution between 1998 and 2013.

 

The Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA) is the first federal effort to provide in-depth analysis of the arts and cultural sector's contributions to the economy. In addition to the overall contribution numbers, ACPSA reveals that consumer spending on the performing arts grew 10 percent annually over the 15-year period.

 

“The new data shows that the production of performing arts services has grown at a faster clip than arts and cultural production in general, contributing $44.5 billion to the U.S. economy in 2013,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “Notably, the ACPSA reveals that Americans are choosing to spend more on performing arts events such as concerts, plays, and dance performances. This tells us that the arts remain a valuable and desirable commodity for U.S. consumers, and that the arts are a strong contributor to America’s economic vitality.”

 

According to the NEA’s news announcement, some other key findings include:

 

Culture outpaces other sectors - Over the 15-year period (1998-2013), arts and cultural production grew by $165 billion or 32.5 percent. The annual growth rate for arts and culture as a whole (1.8 percent) was on par with that of the total U.S. economy (1.9 percent). But it grew faster than other sectors such as accommodation and food services (1.4 percent), retail trade (1.3 percent), and transportation and warehousing (1.1 percent).

 

Arts employment - In 2013, arts and cultural sector employed 4.7 million wage and salary workers, earning $339 billion. Industries employing the largest number of ACPSA workers include government (including school-based arts education), retail trade, broadcasting, motion picture industries, and publishing.

 

Learn more about the Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account report and results.

 

Americans for the Arts also produces a number of annual publications, e-newsletters, and reports that provide a quantitative, measurable impact of the arts in America. For example, while most economic impact studies of the arts have focused on the nonprofit sector (such as our own Arts and Economic Prosperity studies), Americans for the Arts’ Creative Industries is the first national economic impact study that encompasses both the nonprofit andfor-profit arts industries. Reports for all 435 U.S. Congressional Districts, the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the 7,500 state legislative districts, and all 3,143 U.S. counties—as well as a full suite of user tools and a comprehensive list of the industries included—are available for download

 

Sign up for BCA Noteworthy, our monthly business and arts partnerships newsletter, to learn about new research and resources to help you build and promote your arts partnerships, and hear from other business leaders engaging with the arts.

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