The arts are an essential part of our lives. The arts help us connect to one another, improve our quality of life, and create bridges to understanding amongst divergent points of view. The arts are a vital part of our economy and contribute to the individual identies of cities and local neighborhoods.
The purpose of this page is to give you updates on local and national trends in the arts and to give you the tools you need to communicate the importance of the arts in your community. Never miss an opportunity to show your support for the arts.
Updates from Americans for the Arts:
According to the Americans for the Arts, Arts & Economic Prosperity V study, the non-profit arts and cultural industry in America generate $166.3 billion dollars annually and employ 4.6 million Americans. These jobs generate $96.07 billion in annual household income and contribute $27.54 billion in Local, State, and Federal government revenue. While these national numbers are staggering, the impact the arts have on Indianapolis is equally impressive. Here are just a few of the number to know:
Randy Cohen, VP for Research & Policy at Americans for the Arts, Keynote for Start with Art 2018
In Indianapolis, the non-profit arts sector has an annual economic impact of $440,530,109.
The arts in Indianapolis support 14,729 full-time equivalent jobs and contribute $361,653,000 in annual household income.
The arts in Indianapolis generate $47,733,000 in annual revenue to Federal and State government.
The following arts organizations in central Indiana have received funding from the NEA:
Actors Theatre of Indiana
American Pianists Association
Arts Council of Indianapolis
Arts for Learning
Center for the Performing Arts
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre
Harrison Center for the Arts
Indiana Arts Commission
Indiana Repertory Theatre
Indianapolis Art Center
Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Indianapolis Children's Choir
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
International Violin Competition of Indianapolis
Madame Walker Theatre Center
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