Arts Chat 6: Arts & Economic Prosperity

Posted on Aug 1, 2017 in Arts Chat, Blog Post, Outreach

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Please join us for an Arts Chat convening focused on arts and economics. This event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
No. 1 Capitol District Building, Multipurpose Room (ground floor)
250 South Hotel St., Honolulu, HI 96813

Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy for Americans for the Arts, will present the results of the Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) report. Data for AEP5 was collected from 341 study regions across all 50 states, and provides specific and reliable information about spending by arts organizations and event-related spending by their audiences. The previous study done in 2011 revealed that the non-profit arts and culture industry generated $160 million in the State of Hawai‘i. The figures for AEP5 are even more compelling – $205.6 million. Randy will report on both national and state figures, and also discuss information from the Bureau of Economic Analysis that indicates that a surprising 4% of the Gross Domestic Product is attributed to arts and culture.

Georja Skinner, Chief Officer, Creative Industries Division, State of Hawai‘i Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, will give metrics and information on the impact of Creative Industries in Hawai‘i.

The reports can be downloaded from the Hawaii Arts Alliance: AEP5
Register/RSVP online: Arts Chat