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The Economic Impact of the Arts
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Author:  Azlan [ Sat Jul 27, 2002 10:34 am ]
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Arts groups' worth touted
Non-profits contribute about $290 million a year to state's economy, report says

MARY LOUISE SCHUMACHER, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Non-profit arts groups in Wisconsin generate nearly $290 million in economic activity annually, according to a study that bills itself as the most comprehensive look at the economic impact of non-profit arts in America.


Author:  Azlan [ Thu Apr 17, 2003 12:18 pm ]
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Impressive figures:

The arts: A bigger draw than sports?

For the Philadelphia Daily News

Who brings in more revenue, Donovan McNabb or Wolfgang Sawallisch?

Jim Thome or "Carmen"? more

Author:  Azlan [ Thu Apr 17, 2003 12:23 pm ]
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Another quote from the above article:

Sports teams are vital for a major city, bringing people together when there's a shot at a pennant, a trophy or a cup.

But the arts have an even greater cultural, influential and financial engine for a city, and it's always a winning season.

Author:  Azlan [ Thu May 22, 2003 6:40 am ]
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Please forward this article to all the short-sighted politicians out there:

Leaders import some hot ideas on promoting culture locally

Carolyn Jack
Cleveland Plain Dealer


Cimperman and other members of the Leadership Cleveland class of 2003 traveled to Rhode Island's capital May 14-16 to study how that city has tried to improve its economic health and national image by fostering its arts industry. more

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Thu May 13, 2004 1:11 am ]
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Theatre Generates £2.6bn, Says ACE Report
The British Theatre Guide

A new report issued by Arts Council England - The Economic Impact Study of UK Theatre, by Dominic Shellard of the University of Sheffield - shows that theatre creates £2.6bn for the British economy. The study, based on data from 308 theatres (259 outside London and 49 West End), shows

. The London economy is boosted by £1.5bn by those who visit West End theatres
. The comparable figure for the rest of the country is £1.1bn
. The Additional Visitor Spend (AVS) - that is, the amount each visitor spends in addition to the cost of theatre tickets (food, drink, transport, childcare etc.) is £7.77 outside of the West End and £53.77 in the West End

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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Fri May 14, 2004 4:11 am ]
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Report reveals theatre contributes £2.6bn a year to UK economy
by Sally Bramley for The Stage

British theatre generates £2.6 billion annually for the UK economy, with more than half generated by the West End alone, an Arts Council England survey has revealed.

Dominic Shellard, who produced An Economic Impact Study of UK Theatre, found that West End venues put £1.5 billion back into the economy through factors such as audience spending on public transport, buying food and childcare, and expenditure by theatres on staff, goods and services.

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Author:  Diana [ Mon May 24, 2004 6:04 am ]
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From the San Jose Mercury News,

Arts can attract businesses

By Leigh Weimers

Mercury News

There was a time, Kirk Watson remembers, when guys with college engineering degrees were playing bass in rock and country-western bands in Austin bars.
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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:34 am ]
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Suspicious minds
Despite the recent proliferation of statistical reports highlighting the important economic role of the arts, it seems politicians will forever distrust the sector, argues Anthony Field for The Stage.

A year is said to be a long time in politics - but it is just as long in showbusiness. In fact, a month can be a long time in the West End. Recently, such interesting new plays as Fuddy Mears, The Shape of Things, Calico and Coyote on a Fence have come and gone. All right, they were not earth-shattering masterpieces but there should have been room in the 40 West End theatres for new plays amid the 38 musicals and revivals.

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Author:  salzberg [ Mon Jun 28, 2004 5:32 am ]
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Nationally, the arts support 1.3 million full-time jobs. (Comparable to Building Construction industry, and more than Legal Services, Police and Firefighting, or Mining.)
...Although at a rate of pay much lower than that of those occupations, alas.

Author:  Diana [ Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:38 am ]
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From the San Francisco Chronicle,

Giving Voice to Culture
Arts in S.F. need the work of two enabling bodies

Brad Erickson
Tuesday, June 29, 2004


The arts play an essential role in the life of San Francisco. A recent study by the California Arts Council shows that the nonprofit arts community generates more than $1 billion in economic activity within San Francisco each year. Tourism, our No. 1 industry, is strengthened greatly by the variety and world-class quality of our performing and visual arts.

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Author:  kurinuku [ Thu Jul 01, 2004 2:54 am ]
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Study finds this region rich in arts business

The Cleveland Plain Dealer
July 1, 2004

Cleveland-Akron ranks among the 20 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most arts-related businesses, a study undertaken by Americans for the Arts has found.

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:04 am ]
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Brighton Festival boosts city economy by £20m
By Alistair Smith for The Stage

Brighton Festival contributed more than £20 million to the city’s economy in 2004, according to a survey commissioned by Brighton and Hove City Council, Arts Council England, South East and Brighton Festival Society.

Consisting of both a main festival and a fringe, this year’s event - the 38th to be held since its creation in 1967 - achieved record combined attendances of more than 400,000.

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Author:  Azlan [ Sun Jan 30, 2005 8:25 am ]
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Arts are drawing crowds to Torrington

Norwich Bulletin

TORRINGTON-- Sitting at the counter in Chiane's Gourmet Coffee House & Cafe, Ed DuBois could look past a busy lunch crowd and see the plowed snow lining Main Street outside. more

Author:  Azlan [ Sun May 29, 2005 12:30 pm ]
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Some real numbers:

Arts draw second-home market

By Matthew Preusch

WHEN PAUL and Ann Hill, a pair of retired Atlantans, stopped in Ashland, Ore., in 2001, their only plans involved dinner and a play at the long-running Oregon Shakespeare Festival. more

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