Thank you to our sponsors:
Kirkpatrick Family Fund
Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation
THANK YOU TO OUR CONTRIBUTING PARTNERS:
ARTS ALLIANCE TULSA
Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa
ARTS COUNCIL OKC
CITY OF OKLAHOMA CITY
City of Ponca City
CITY OF TULSA
GRACEFUL ARTS CENTER
NORMAN ARTS COUNCIL
OKLAHOMA ARTS COUNCIL
OKLAHOMA MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION
THE ARTS IN GUTHRIE
TULSA ARTS COMMISSION
TULSA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER TRUST
Oklahoma's arts and culture nonprofits generated direct economic activity of $872,830,632.
Investing in the arts means investing in an industry that continues to provide community and economic benefits across Oklahoma. The Oklahoma study is part of Americans for the Arts' national study, Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 of FY 2015, and is led locally by Oklahomans for the Arts with a number of statewide partners.
While the fundamental benefits of arts and culture are how they inspire, delight and unite us, direct economic impacts demonstrate the value of investing.
Spending by the arts and culture industry and their audiences supports 29,165 jobs in Oklahoma. The industry generated $46,397,000 in state and $38,107,000 in local government revenue.
The arts mean business for Oklahoma!
Creating jobs. Generating commerce. Driving Tourism.
Museums in Oklahoma Study
Regional: Greater Oklahoma City STUDY
Regional: Greater Tulsa Study
Local: Alva Study
Local: Guthrie Study
Local: Norman Study
Local: Ponca City Study
Contact us if you have questions or would like someone to speak about the study in your community: Kelsey Karper, project manager.
Updates From the REsearch:
Economic impact of arts and culture in Greater OKC
Economic impact of arts and culture in Alva
Economic impact of arts and culture in Greater Tulsa
Economic impact of arts and culture in Norman
Oklahomans for the Arts Announces Results of National Study of the Economic Impact of
Spending by Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their Audiences
Thanks to the following 133 Oklahoma arts & cultural organizations who have completed their surveys for the Arts & Economic Prosperity report.
The survey asks for organization’s direct expenditures and audience numbers. It is irreplaceable to gather the economic impact of the arts so we can report a total impact for the state’s arts and culture industry.
Our participation will allow us to quantify the economic impact of the arts and culture industry in Oklahoma. This important research project will tell us just how many jobs and how much money we help generate.
Beginning January 1, 2016, Oklahomans for the Arts (OFTA) will launch a yearlong intensive effort to gather data about Oklahoma’s nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences. Through this effort, we’ll learn about the investments these organizations are making in Oklahoma’s economy. We’ll also assess how audiences spend their money attending cultural events around the state. The Oklahoma study is part of Americans for the Arts‘ national Arts & Economic Prosperity 5.
“As a field, economics deals with complex processes and studies substantial amounts of information. Economists use assumptions in order to simplify economic processes so that it is easier to understand.” (Source: Boundless Economics)
In a standing room only session at the recent Oklahoma Arts Conference, panelists: Thomas A. Anderson, Kay Decker, PhD, and John Robertson discussed the big picture of our economy and local ways to record the arts sector’s impact on economies.