NASAA Notes: July 2021

July 7, 2021

From the Research Team

Updated Search Tool: State Creative Economy Studies

NASAA’s Interactive Database of State Creative Economy Studies has just received an update to improve its form and functionality. This database, produced in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Arts, is a curated collection of the creative economy studies that state arts agencies use to measure the economic strength of arts and culture in their states. After our most recent update, the database now contains 121 studies spanning 47 states and jurisdictions, representing two decades of research.

Studies from this database show the wide range of ways in which states define and study the value of arts and culture in their economy, such as:

  • prioritization of different arts and culture industries
  • use of different research methods and sources, like case studies, surveys and secondary data sources
  • differentiation between nonprofit and for-profit economic activity
  • focus on different economic outcomes, from total value added to employment

To get started, just select a state. The studies shown can further be refined by year, and include information on purpose and methodology as well as a hyperlink to the full study.

This resource is part of NASAA’s larger collection of creative economy resources. For questions or to suggest a study to add to the database, contact NASAA Research Associate Declan Wicks.

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