August 1, 2017

Arts & Economic Prosperity in the Metro Atlanta Area Report

The Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry

The Atlanta region was one of nearly 300 study partners across all 50 states to participate in the “Arts and Economic Prosperity 5” study compiled from local data by the Americans for the Arts. It is the most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States. The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Fulton County, and City of Atlanta were local study partners for the report.

“The Americans for the Arts economic study supports what Fulton County has known for over 30 years and continues to support a vibrant arts community,” said Fulton County Board of Commissioners’ Chair, John Eaves, “this study helps to strengthen the position that the arts are essential to our community —employing people locally, purchasing goods and services from local merchants, and driving tourism and economic development.”

Listen to WABE 90.1FM’s interview with the ARC’s Doug Hooker and Josh Phillipson about the study and the impact of arts and culture in Metro Atlanta.

Download the presentation from the ARC’s Forum on Arts and Economic Prosperity on November 13, 2017.