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CT BY THE NUMBERS

How CT Funding Compares

The interactive chart below shows where CT ranks in comparison to all states. Select a different state, choose to include or exclude line items, or enter an appropriation amount to see how state rankings are affected.

IMPACT OF COVID-19

Creativity, arts, and culture are big business in Connecticut, but the unique nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing economic crisis has made the nonprofit creative sector the hardest hit sector in the country. Research shows that investment in the arts directly improves the health of the broader economy. Without investment and incentives from federal and state governments, the creative engine driving our local and national economies will continue to struggle.

Key Findings

Lost jobs in the creative sector
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Billion in lost sales in the creative economy
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Million in lost revenue for the arts & cultural nonprofits

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Red Alert: Covid-19 and the Creative Economy in Connecticut

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Lost art: Measuring COVID-19’s devastating impact on America’s creative economy

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Americans for the Arts: COVID-19’s Impact on The Arts Research

PRE-COVID-19 NUMBERS

It's telling to take a look at similar data before the pandemic hit. Take a look at the numbers below, or read the full reports, to see what the arts and cultural sectors accounted for prior to COVID-19.

Key Findings

Creative professions account for for 58,000 jobs in our state
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Arts and culture represents 3.5% of the state's GDP
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Arts and culture represents 3.5% of the state's GDP
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Returns $7 for every state dollar invested

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Bureau of Economic Analysis: Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account

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Americans for the Arts Action Fund: Why the Arts Matter in Connecticut

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The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Cultural Organizations in CT