Category Archives: Economic Impact

August 22

Thanks Organizations Measuring Economic Impact

Thanks to the following 86 126 133 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 […]

February 24

Arts & Economic Prosperity Report: Info Session

  As you know, Oklahomans for the Arts has joined Americans for the Arts’ latest national economic impact study, Arts & Economic Prosperity 5! Read more about the study here. 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 […]

December 15

Launching: Economic Impact Study

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 […]

November 19

Economic Impact: How Numbers Add Up for the Arts

“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 […]

December 13

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and National Endowment for the Arts Release Preliminary Report on Impact of Arts and Culture on U.S. Economy

Arts and Cultural Production Account for 3.2 Percent — or $504 Billion — of Gross Domestic Product in 2011. Washington, DC – The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released prototype estimates today from the new Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA). This is the first […]