NASAA Notes: April 2021

April 2, 2021

From the Research Team

New Profiles of States’ Creative Economies

NASAA’s Creative Economy State Profiles have been freshly updated with new arts and cultural production data. Produced in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Arts (Arts Endowment), the interactive dashboard visualizes details about the creative economy in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This update features data from 2019, which describes the importance of arts and creativity to the American economy before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Creative Economy State Profiles use data from the Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA) published by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The ACPSA is an authoritative source for the value of the creative economy in every state.

This interactive tool allows you to explore and share your state’s unique economic story with key decision makers. Use the Creative Economy State Profiles to understand:

  • the total value of arts and cultural production in every state, as well as the nation
  • total employment and compensation associated with arts and cultural production, by state and nationally
  • profiles of the arts and culture alongside other key industry sectors in your state (mining, agriculture, construction, retail and more)
  • regional views of how your state compares to your neighbors
  • creative economy performance versus overall state economic performance over time
  • high-performing creative industries in your state

The profiles are part of NASAA’s growing suite of resources available to understand and communicate accurate data and research about the creative economy. Please view and explore the Creative Economy State Profiles, and don’t hesitate to contact Ryan Stubbs or Patricia Mullaney-Loss for help using this information in your state.

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