Did you know?

Every year, the nonprofit arts and culture industry has a $213.7 million impact in the Dayton Region, supports 8,829 full-time equivalent jobs, and generates $23.9 million in local and state government revenues. These are just some of the findings from Americans for the Arts’ Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5), the most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States.
As the Dayton Region study partner, Culture Works worked with cultural nonprofits in Clark, Greene, Miami, and Montgomery Counties throughout 2016 to gather data on spending by the organizations and their audiences. 113 organizations provided detailed budget information and attendance figures through organizational surveys, and 857 individuals completed audience-intercept surveys at cultural events. Thanks to this incredible response from our community, we now have clear evidence showing that the Dayton Region’s arts and culture industry means business.


Explore the Study Results

Download the full Dayton Region AEP5 report
Download the one-page Dayton Region report summary
Discover the impact of your cultural organization using the Dayton Region Economic Impact Calculator, which has been customized by Americans for the Arts using data from our region
Read the full national report from Americans for the Arts


Learn More at the AEP5 Town Hall Meeting

Culture Works has invited Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts, to come to Dayton to share the study results with our community. Arts leaders, business leaders, and the general public are invited to attend a town hall meeting on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 3:30-5:00pm in the Eichelberger Forum at the Dayton Metro Library Main Branch. Seating is limited, so please RSVP if you plan to attend.