NASAA Notes: October 2020

October 6, 2020

From the Research Team

Facts & Figures on America’s Creative Economy

NASAA’s newest infographic, Facts & Figures on America’s Creative Economy, offers a visual guide to important and effective creative economy talking points. This new infographic divides information into three critical sections: Economic Impact & Participation, The Creative Workforce, and Creative Places & Innovation.

As part of NASAA’s new Creative Economy webpage, this infographic can be used to:

  • provide a snapshot of creative economic activity for general audiences
  • quickly convey the economic importance of arts and culture to legislators
  • further explore the wide range of resources on arts, culture and the economy

Measurements of the national creative economy can be used to better understand the arts and culture’s contributions to a variety of economic indicators such as jobs, economic output and tax revenues. This research—continuously conducted by the National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, and a wide variety of other organizations—can include anything from the value added to GDP to the benefits of rural development practices.

For further information about NASAA’s creative economy resources, or if you would like to discuss which data will be most relevant to your state efforts, contact NASAA Research Associate Declan Wicks. NASAA will continue to update this and other creative economy resources, so please reach out if you have suggestions for research or data that you find particularly valuable.

In this Issue

From the President and CEO

State to State

Legislative Update

The Research Digest

Announcements and Resources

More Notes from NASAA




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