Cultural Data & Publications
Arts & Economic Prosperity IV
Arts & Economic Prosperity IV, conducted by Americans for the Arts and published in 2012, shows the economic impact of the arts and culture industry in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The industry generates $202.79 million in local economic activity and supports 6,240 jobs. All of this generates $18.1 million in revenues for state and local governments. This study once again indicates that art means business for Charlotte-Mecklenburg and the state of North Carolina.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Creative Vitality Index
The Creative Vitality Index is an annual measure of the health of the creative economy in a city, county, state or other geographic area. The creative economy as defined in the Creative Vitality Index includes for-profit and not-for-profit arts-related enterprises. Using readily available, inexpensive data on employment and community participation, the Creative Vitality Index reflects the vigor of this sector of the economy and culture.
National Arts Index, a program of Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts has released its new National Arts Index. This report represents a major milestone for arts in America. Never before has there been a single and annually produced measure of the health and vitality of the arts in America. This report covers an 11-year period, from 1998 to 2008.
Executive Summary I Full Report
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