Arts and Economic Prosperity 6

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Building on its 30-year legacy as the largest and most inclusive study of its kind, Americans for the Arts conducts Arts and Economic Prosperity (AEP) is the most comprehensive economic and social impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted, taking place in 373 study regions representing all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

In Connecticut, this year’s study included 717 participating nonprofit arts and culture organizations and 6,429 cultural patrons. The findings from AEP6 reinforce the need to invest in arts and culture as a critical industry that supports jobs, generates government revenue, strengthens the visitor economy, and helps preserve authentic cultural experiences. The study was conducted in partnership with Connecticut Office of the Arts and the state’s regional arts service organizations.

Explore the Statewide Findings

Explore the Regional Findings

On April 2, 2024, we hosted Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research from Americans for the Arts, for a conversation at the state legislature on the impact of the arts in Connecticut. You can view his presentation slides below and click here to watch the broadcast on CT-N.