Art in the US - The Numbers



It’s just a coincidence that I found this very interesting post about Arts Stimulus Funding today. Just to give you an idea what this all is really talking about, one of the most important snippets: “There are more full-time jobs (incl. accountants, designers, plumbers, union workers & engineers) supported by the nonprofit arts organizations than are in accounting, public safety officers, even lawyers and just slightly fewer than elementary school teachers. America’s nonprofit arts & culture industry generates $166.2 billion economic activity annually, including 5.7 million jobs, generating $29.6 billion in government revenue, of which $12.6 billion is federal revenue.” I’d be the last person to measure what art does by looking at the money it makes; nevertheless, these are some serious numbers.