Cultural Corridor
HomepageCalendarOrganizationAboutNewsBlogLinksSearchContact UsWeekly Update
Follow:FacebookTwitter
    Create a User Profile / Login Cultural Corridor
Want the latest info? Sign up for the Weekly Update!
 
News
News Archive
Calendar Search


  « June 2017 »  
S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 
Keyword Search
 
Advanced Search


  News Details
ICCA Joins Americans for the Arts Economic Impact Study
Posted: 2/11/2011

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA), a group of over 150 arts and cultural organizations in the Eastern Iowa Corridor of Linn, Johnson, and the nine adjacent counties, has joined the Arts & Economic Prosperity IV™ study. The research study, which is being conducted by Americans for the Arts, will evaluate the impact that spending by nonprofit arts organizations and their audiences have on local economies. As one of 200 study partners across the United States and the District of Columbia, the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance will facilitate the gathering of detailed economic and event attendance data from nonprofit arts and culture organizations located throughout the Corridor. In addition, the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance will collaborate with the community’s other arts organizations to collect surveys from at least 800 arts and culture attendees. Arts & Economic Prosperity IV will evaluate the impact of the recession on the employment and government revenues that are generated by the nonprofit arts industry. The findings are expected to demonstrate that the arts remain a formidable industry in spite of recent economic challenges. Customized findings for the Corridor will demonstrate the impact of spending by nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences on the economy. Specifically, the study’s results will include: The total dollars spent by the Corridor’s nonprofit arts and culture organizations. The total dollars spent by audiences as a direct result of their attendance at arts and culture events in the Corridor. The number of full-time equivalent jobs supported by arts spending. The amount of resident, household income—including salaries and wages—generated by arts spending. The amount of local and state government tax revenues generated by arts spending. “The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance looks forward to partnering with Americans for the Arts for this important study,” said Abby Ballain, ICCA’s Executive Director. “The Corridor has been through many challenges and changes since our involvement in Arts & Economic Prosperity III. We look forward to presenting the results to our partnership and the public in May of 2012.” According to Americans for the Arts’ last study, the national nonprofit arts industry generated 5.7 million jobs and $166.2 billion in total economic activity during 2005, resulting in $29.6 billion in federal, state and local government revenues. The $166.2 billion total included $63.1 billion in spending by arts organizations and $103.1 billion in event-related spending by their audiences on items such as meals, local transportation, and overnight lodging. The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance participated in the 2005 study, which found that the Corridor’s nonprofit arts and cultural organizations generated approximately $63.08 million annually in regional economic activity. “Our Arts & Economic Prosperity studies demonstrate that the arts are a formidable industry that stimulates the economy in cities and towns across the country,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “A vibrant arts and culture industry helps local businesses thrive. Still, much has changed since our last study as a result of the economic downturn. Arts & Economic Prosperity IV will allow us to evaluate the impact the recession has had on employment and government revenues that are generated by the nonprofit arts industry.” Americans for the Arts’ Arts & Economic Prosperity IV study is supported by The Ruth Lilly Fund of Americans for the Arts. In addition, Americans for the Arts’ local and statewide project partners are contributing both time and financial support to the study.

« back



Home   |   Calendar   |   About   |   Organizations   |   Blog   |   Links   |   Contact Us   |   Privacy   |   Sitemap

Copyright © 2017 CulturalCorridor.Org  All Rights Reserved
900 First Avenue · Coralville, IA 52241 · 319.849.8ART(8278)
Web Application by Informatics, Inc.