ABOUT THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE ARTS, THE NUMBERS SHOW:

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF NONPROFIT ARTS & CULTURE ORGANIZATIONS
(This study is done every five years)

Nonprofit arts and culture organizations are valuable contributors to the business community. They are employers, producers, consumers, and key promoters of their cities and regions. Nonprofit arts and culture organization spending in 2010 was an estimated $135.2 billion.
(Combined spending by both nonprofit arts and culture organizations AND their audiences)

Total Expenditures $ 135.2 billion
Full-Time Equivalent Jobs 4.13 million
Resident Household Income $ 86.68 billion
Local Government Revenue $ 6.07 billion
State Government Revenue $ 6.67 billion
Federal Income Tax Revenue $ 9.59 billion

-Arts & Economic Prosperity IV study, Americans for the Arts


ECONOMIC IMPACT OF NONPROFIT ARTS & CULTURE AUDIENCES
The arts and culture industry, unlike many industries, leverages a significant amount of event-related spending by its audiences. Attendance at arts events generates related commerce for local businesses such as restaurants, parking garages, hotels, and retail stores. Data collected from 151,802 attendees at a range of events reveal an average spending of $24.60 per person, per event—in addition to the cost of admission. This spending generated an estimated $74.08 billion of valuable revenue for local merchants and their communities in 2010.
(expenditures by attendees to arts events only)

Total Expenditures $ 74.08 billion
Full-Time Equivalent Jobs 1.89 million
Resident Household Income $ 39.15 billion
Local Government Revenue $ 3.83 billion
State Government Revenue $ 3.92 billion
Federal Income Tax Revenue $ 4.33 billion

The findings also reveal that nonlocal attendees spend twice as much as local attendees ($39.96 vs. $17.42), demonstrating that when a community attracts cultural tourists, it harnesses significant economic rewards.

-Arts & Economic Prosperity IV study, Americans for the Arts


LOCAL ECONOMIC IMPACT OF NONPROFIT ARTS & CULTURE ORGANIZATIONS
-The performing arts form a critical function in the cultural fabric of the city (San Antonio) and compose 11% of the arts economy.
-The performing arts have the third largest economic and employment impact on San Antonio’s creative industry.
- In 2011, the industry employed 29,852 workers who earned wages and benefits of $1,134,270,022 and registered an economic impact of $4,586,969,673.

TOP FIVE CREATIVE OCCUPATIONS BY EMPLOYMENT IN SAN ANTONIO
4,529 - Photographers
2,175 - Graphic Designers
1,920 - Musicians and Singers
1,810 - Public Relations Specialists
1,696 - Writers and Authors

What has changed from 2006 to 2011 in the SA Creative Industry?
EMPLOYMENT 11.62% GROWTH
WAGES 12.73% GROWTH
IMPACT 35.89% GROWTH

The San Antonio Symphony is the largest single employer of professional musicians in San Antonio!

-SAN ANTONIO CREATIVE INDUSTRY 2011 REPORT, commissioned by the City of San Antonio.