December 10, 2012

Connecticut’s  Arts Sector Contributes $163 million to the State’s economy

On December 7, 2012,  The Connecticut Office of the Arts and the Connecticut Arts Alliance hosted an event at Waterbury’s Palace Theater to  release the state’s Arts and Economic Prosperity report detailing the nonprofit arts and cultural industry’s impact on Connecticut’s economy.

This, the 4th study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry’s economic impact conducted by the Americans for the Arts, is the most comprehensive study of its kind ever conducted and includes customized findings on 182 study regions representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts, presented the results of the statewide report.  View the report here.

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Connecticut Arts Alliance

The Connecticut Arts Alliance (CAA) was founded in 2005 as an advocacy organization to ensure that the arts remain central to life in Connecticut. The organization strives to promote and underscore the value of all achievements of the arts industry and all of the ways in which the arts improve daily life for residents of the State. Among its most visible programs are assisting with workshops for the annual Connecticut Arts Day at the Capitol organized by the Connecticut Office of the Arts, and providing advocacy guidance and resources in concert with the Office of the Arts and regional arts service organizations. The organization works to foster public education and awareness of the arts, to increase funding for the arts, and to influence public funding decisions and actions that affect the arts.