ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY

Thank you to our sponsors:
Kirkpatrick Family Fund
Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation


THANK YOU TO OUR CONTRIBUTING PARTNERS:
ALLIED ARTS
ARTS ALLIANCE TULSA
ARTS COUNCIL OKC
CITY OF OKLAHOMA CITY
CITY OF TULSA
GRACEFUL ARTS CENTER
NORMAN ARTS COUNCIL
OKLAHOMA ARTS COUNCIL
OKLAHOMA MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION
PONCA CITY ARTS CENTER
THE ARTS IN GUTHRIE
TULSA ARTS COMMISSION
TULSA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER TRUST

Research has shown that communities that invest in the arts reap the additional benefits of jobs, economic growth, and a quality of life that positions those communities to compete in a 21st century creative economy. The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study will result in updated and well-founded data, illustrating the full picture of how nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences contribute to our statewide economy. The resulting reports will become a critical branding and advocacy tool for the sector, helping to grow public and private resources for arts and culture statewide.

Through this effort, we’ll learn about the investments Oklahoma’s nonprofit arts and culture organizations are making in our state's economy. We’ll also assess how audiences spend their money attending cultural events around the state. 

The project is part of Americans for the Arts national study, led locally by Oklahomans for the Arts and a number of statewide partners. Learn more about the impact of this study here

The last study of this kind was released in 2009. Click here to view the report.


TIMELINE

THROUGHOUT 2016: AUDIENCE SURVEYS DISTRIBUTED AT CULTURAL EVENTS ACROSS THE STATE

FALL 2016: NONPROFIT ARTS AND CULTURE ORGANIZATIONS RESPOND TO SURVEY ABOUT EXPENDITURES

JUNE 2017: LOCAL AND NATIONAL FINDINGS RELEASED BY AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS


Project Manager: Kelsey Karper
email: Kelsey@KelseyKarper.com


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