Our national findings are made possible by the data collected from the 373 diverse communities and regions across the country, including 130 cities, 126 counties, 78 multi-county or multi-city regions, 20 states/territories, and 18 cultural districts representing all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
These diverse communities range in population from 4,000 to 4 million and represent rural, suburban, and urban areas. Our national findings are derived from the data from organizations and audiences in these communities. Researchers, with their local and statewide partners, collected surveys from 16,399 organizations and 224,677 attendees to provide a measure of total industry spending.
Americans for the Arts partnered with 297 local, regional, and statewide organizations that represent the 373 study regions. Forty-one research partners represented multiple communities such as both a city and a county.
To participate in AEP6, the 297 local and statewide research partners agreed to four participation criteria.
Each local, regional, and statewide research partner has received a detailed 60-page report and a two-page summary of the customized findings for their unique community. The partners will release their findings throughout the fall of 2023 and winter of 2024 according to their own promotional schedule. More information about the research partners can be found below. For information about the AEP6 results for a specific community, please use the map to identify and contact the appropriate research partner and obtain their AEP6 release schedule.
Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 demonstrates that the nonprofit arts and culture industry is an economic driver in communities—a growth industry that supports jobs, generates government revenue, and builds community vibrancy. The map below displays the 373 study regions who participated in this research effort. Forty-one research partners represented multiple communities such as both a city and a county.
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