THE ARTS MEAN BUSINESS

  • The Florida Arts & Culture industry gives back a minimum of $5 in local and state government revenue for every $1 invested! *

  • As of January 2009, according to Dun & Bradstreet, Florida's 48,585 arts-related businesses employ 176,880 people! *

  • The Florida Arts & Culture industry delivers over $446.5 million in local and state government revenue! *

  • In 2008, Florida 's arts and culture not-for-profit industry generated over $3.1 billion in local economic activity: $1.4 billion spent by the not-for-profit arts and culture organizations and $1.7 billion in event-related spending by their audiences. *

  • Arts & Culture plays a role in improving and maintaining a community's business climate. In a study of 142 businesses, most agreed that cultural amenities were important "quality of life" factors in their location decisions. *

  • Students of the arts continue to outperform their non-arts peers on Scholastic Assessment tests (SAT). Some universities are now denying access to students who have had no art classes. *

  • Arts prepare students for jobs. According to a US Labor Department report the arts are cited as important for foundation skills which include thinking creativity, problem solving, exercising individual responsibility, sociability and self esteem. *

  • The evidence is clear. Numerous studies point out the impact of Arts & Culture on both business and education. Below are links to bring you to the studies containing facts and figures. Please explore them. What you learn will likely surprise you. Arts & Culture are part of the solution.

  • Arts & Culture means business. Business means jobs.
     

  • *Link & Learn:

  • Economic Impact of Arts & Culture in Florida
     

  • Why should government support the arts
     

  • Part of the Solution Highlights
     

  • Creative Industries Research
     

  • Arts & Prosperity
     

  • Tourism

Presidential study, Chaired by Hillary Rodham Clinton

“Arts are not an educational option they are basic.”

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