Art & Economy: 10 Facts and Statistics about the Industry

We all know that art is important to culture and society, but what does it mean for economic and job growth in the United States? Find out why you’re not doomed to becoming a starving artist in this video!

Want to learn more? Check out my sources below!

The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

Arts and culture contributed $704.2 billion dollars to the U.S. Economy in 2013 (Source: National Endowment for the Arts)

85% of Americans believe that creativity is key to economic growth (Source:

1500 CEOs consider creativity to be the most important trait of leaders (Source: IBM)

59% of people foresee positive growth in the 2017 Art Market (Source: ArtTactic Global Art Market Outlook)

Art Historian, Victoria Coates, has been appointed to the Trump Administration’s National Security Council (Source:

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