ArtsMemphis seeks community partners to participate in Arts and Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6), the sixth national economic impact study of America's nonprofit arts and culture industry. AEP6 will demonstrate that even in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and the devastation it has wreaked on our sector, the arts are a critically important accelerant for our economic recovery.
We need your help to collect this data for AEP6. While part of a national study, our reports will be based on spending by our own local nonprofit arts and culture organizations as well as the event-related spending by their audiences (at local retail, parking, and restaurant establishments). This important research tool will demonstrate that when we invest our dollars in the arts, we are investing in an industry that strengthens our local economy.
Economic impact studies such as these will expand the conversation about how many people view the arts. While most appreciate the cultural benefit provided to our community, few realize that our local arts industry supports jobs, generates government revenue, and is a cornerstone of tourism.
Contact AEP6 Study Facilitator, Nikki Dean, to get involved!
>>Your events will be highlighted on ArtsMemphis’ Instagram story and pinned to Highlights.
Explore the links below to view the findings from the last Arts & Economic Prosperity Study issued in 2017.