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Arts & Economic Prosperity 5
Americans for the Arts’ Arts & Economic Prosperity 5

About the Study 
The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with 45 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, participated in Americans for the Arts’ Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study. This study is the most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States; documenting the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry in 341 communities and regions (representing all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia). 

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 provides evidence that the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a significant industry in the greater Savannah area, including: 
  • $135.9 million in total economic activity; 
  • $86.4 million in household income to local residents;
  • $14.7 million in local and state government revenue;
  • $101.1 million in additional spending by cultural audiences; 
  • and 4,548 full-time equivalent jobs.

For more information, the full report and one-page summary are located at the bottom of the page. Contact Rebecca Brown for more information, (912) 651-6760;

The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study was conducted by Americans for the Arts and supported by The Ruth Lilly Fund of Americans for the Arts. Americans for the Arts’ local, regional, and statewide project partners contributed both time and financial support to the study. Financial information from organizations was collected in partnership with DataArts™, using a new online survey interface. For a full list of the communities who participated in the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study, visit


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