Arts Alive! and Americans for the Arts in 2008 conducted a major 11 month study to quantify the broad economic impact of arts and cultural activities in the Monadnock region. The Arts & Economic Prosperity III study provides compelling new evidence that the nonprofit arts and culture are a $16.6 million industry in the Monadnock Region—one that supports 477 full-time equivalent jobs and generates $1.3 million in local and state government revenue.
Nonprofit arts and culture organizations, which spend $13.1 million each year, leverage a remarkable $3.5 million in additional spending by arts and culture audiences—spending that pumps vital revenue into local restaurants, hotels, retail stores, parking garages, and other businesses.
By demonstrating that investing in the arts and culture yields economic benefits, Arts & Economic Prosperity III lays to rest the common misconception that communities support the arts and culture at the expense of local economic development. In fact, communities that support the arts and culture not only enhance their quality of life, they also invest in their economic well-being.
This report shows conclusively that the arts mean business in New Hampshire’s Monadnock Region!
To see the results of the 2008 Monadnock Region AEP III, click on the Final Report or the One Page Summary below.
To see the results of the 2012 Statewide Arts and Economic Prosperity Survey IV, click on AEP IV FINAL below.
To hear Randy Cohen's NHPR interview with Mark Bevis please click here.
To hear Randy Cohen, Daniel Henderson and John Hoffman with WKBK Dan Mitchell, please click here.
|Monadnock Region Final Report||722.24 KB|
|Monadnock Region One-Page Summary||82.61 KB|
|AEP IV FINAL WITH comparisons-2.pdf||1.15 MB|