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.

Executive Summary for Charlotte-Mecklenburg

Full Report For Charlotte-Mecklenburg

Full Report for the state of North Carolina

Full National Report

Arts & Economic Prosperity III Full Report

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.

2012 Executive Summary | 2012 Full Report

2011 Executive Summary | 2011 Full Report

2010 Executive Summary | 2010 Full Report

2009 Executive Summary | 2009 Full Report

2008 Executive Summary | 2008 Full Report

2006-2007 Executive Summary | 2006-2007 Full Report

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

State-wide Resources

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