Advanced Search | Search A!:
Volume 26, Number 5 — May 2018

'Creative Industries' Reports Available

Order Your State and Local Reports Now

March 02, 2009

Creative Industries: Business & Employment in the Arts reports offer a new, research-based approach to understanding the scope and importance of the arts to the nation's economy.

While most economic impact studies of the arts have focused on the nonprofit sector (such as our own Arts and Economic Prosperity studies), Creative Industries is the first national study that encompasses both the nonprofit and for-profit arts industry.

The creative industries are composed of arts-centric businesses that range from nonprofit museums, symphonies, and theaters to for-profit film, architecture, and advertising companies.

The new Americans for the Arts 2009 Creative Industries reports are streamlined to provide essential information on a single page.

• For $100, Americans for the Arts members can receive a Creative Industries report for each of your state legislative districts, plus a statewide report.

• City, county, and other localized reports start at $15 each.

Orders are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so order early. For pricing and member discounts, e-mail Research Associate Tsion Lencho at

Putting the Data to Work

As of January 2008, Creative Industries are a formidable industry in the United States — 2.98 million people working for 612,095 arts-centric businesses (2.2 percent and 4.3 percent, respectively, of U.S. employment and businesses).

By documenting Dun & Bradstreet business and employment data for both the nonprofit and for-profit arts sectors, you can paint a picture of a powerful engine in your community's information economy.

What makes this data especially potent is that it can be localized to any city, county, state, region, or political jurisdiction in the country, and it can be updated annually so that you can track trend data.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

A! ExtraTopics: