Study: The Arts’ Impact Across The US

“Nearly 3 million people — representing 2.2% of all jobs in the United States — work in the arts, according to a new survey by Americans for the Arts, released to coincide with Arts Advocacy Day on March 15 in Washington, D.C. The report states that arts companies, organizations, and related businesses now exist in all 435 Congressional districts, lending credence to the position maintained by many arts advocates that the economic power of America’s “creative industries” should not be underestimated.”