Arts and Culture Reports

ARC Arts and Culture Reports & Plans


ALMA Evaluation Report (2022)

The 2022 Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta Report summarizes the work done by the 2022 cohort, including an evaluation and analysis of the program’s alignment with objectives and outline of places for improvement.

Community Engagement & Arts Annual Report (2021)

The annual Community Engagement & Arts Report outlines a set of values for arts and culture work in the region, bringing to the forefront principles of equity and justice, collaboration and co-design, curiosity and courage, and reflexivity. These principles will help inform regional planning around arts and culture.

Arts, Culture, and Creative Placemaking Strategic Plan (2019)

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) board, at its February 27 meeting, adopted a regional Arts, Culture, & Creative Placemaking Strategic Plan designed to better integrate arts and culture into the agency’s planning work.

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 (2017)

In 2017, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) partnered with the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Fulton County and City of Atlanta to participate in Americans for the Arts’, Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 report. The results of this important study show the significant financial impact of the $719.8 million nonprofit arts and culture sector on the Metro Atlanta economy. Read the full report for the Metro Region to find out the number of jobs created and dollars contributed to local governments.

For more information about the report, listen to WABE 90.1FM’s interview with the ARC’s Doug Hooker and Josh Phillipson or download the presentation from the ARC’s 2017 Forum on Arts and Economic Prosperity.

Metro Atlanta Cultural Assessment (2012)

The Metro Atlanta Cultural Assessment provides a clear snapshot of the creative industries in the Atlanta region. The data gathered provides a benchmark for arts and culture planning in the region and identifies opportunities where arts and culture could interface with ARC policies and areas of focus. The report also includes cultural summaries and inventories for each of the 10 counties in ARC’s planning region.