The Economic Impact of the Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry in the City of San Diego.
Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 provides evidence that the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a significant industry in the City of San Diego—one that generates $1.1 billion in total economic activity. This spending—$553.6 million by nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and an additional $546.4 million in event-related spending by their audiences—supports 35,914 full-time equivalent jobs, generates $894.4 million in household income to local residents, and delivers $116 million in local and state government revenue. This economic impact study sends a strong signal that when we support the arts, we not only enhance our quality of life, but we also invest in the City of San Diego’s economic well-being.
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Arts and Economic Prosperity 6
We at the Commission for Arts and Culture are excited to partner with Americans for the Arts for the Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6), the sixth national study about the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry in cities, counties, regions and states across the country. AEP is the largest study of its kind in the country, conducted approximately every five years, and used by policy makers, economic development leaders and community advocates to measure the financial impact of the nonprofit arts and culture sector.
At the national level, AEP5 showed that the nonprofit arts industry generated $166.3 billion in economic activity, supporting 4.6 million jobs and generating $27.5 billion in government revenue. Locally, in San Diego our arts industry generated $1.1 billion in total economic activity. This spending, $553.6 million by nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and an additional $546.4 million in event-related spending by their audiences, supports 35,914 full-time equivalent jobs, generates 894.4 million in household income to local residents, and delivers $116 million in local and state government revenue.
Now, as the nonprofit arts and culture sector continues its pandemic-related recovery, it’s more important than ever to measure the economic impact of the sector. With your help, this new study will give us the data we need to prove the arts mean business in San Diego!
ELIGIBLE ORGANIZATIONS IN SAN DIEGO INCLUDE:
- Traditional nonprofit arts and culture organizations, programs, events, venues, and facilities (e.g., performing arts, visual arts, museums, etc.)
- Municipally owned/operated institutions, programs, venues, and facilities (e.g., a city-operated museum or gallery)
- Unincorporated community arts and culture organizations and programs (i.e., without a formal legal status)
- Fiscally sponsored arts and culture organizations, programs, events, venues, and facilities
- Arts and cultural programs embedded in non-arts organizations (e.g., faith-based organizations, community/senior centers, health facilities, libraries, etc.)
- College and university facilities such as galleries, theaters, and performing arts centers (not educational programming such as a College of Fine Arts)
- Living collections such as botanical gardens, zoos, and aquariums
- Historical and heritage societies (and other historical/heritage organizations or sites)
- Private arts councils
- Municipal arts agencies (e.g., an arts commission or a department of cultural affairs)
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