After more than a year of surveying, research, and other data collection, the national results from the Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 Study will be shared with the public on October 12! Culture Works once again brought this study to the Dayton Region, and the study area included Montgomery County, Greene County, Miami County, and Clark County.
The Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6) is an economic and social impact study of the nation’s nonprofit arts and culture industry. Building on its 30-year legacy as the largest and most inclusive study of its kind, AEP6 provides detailed findings on 373 regions from across all 50 states and Puerto Rico—ranging in population from 4,000 to 4 million—and representing rural, suburban, and large urban communities.
With its largest cohort ever, AEP6 used a rigorous methodology to document the economic contributions of the arts and culture industry, demonstrating locally as well as nationally, nonprofit arts and culture are a critical economic driver of vibrant communities. The arts and culture industry supports jobs, generates government tax revenue, strengthens the visitor economy and community vibrancy, and helps to preserve authentic cultural experiences.
For the first time, AEP6 expanded beyond the economic and financial data to learn about the nonprofit arts and culture sector’s social impact on the overall well-being of communities and the importance of affirming spaces in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and ALAANA (African, Latine, Asian, Arab, Native American) identifying communities. By measuring the industry’s wide-ranging impact, public and private sector leaders can work together to secure arts and culture funding and arts-friendly policies that shape more vibrant and equitable communities.
The community is encouraged and welcome to join the virtual presentation on
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12th at 2:00pm EDT:
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