Economic Impact

The economy benefits from a strong arts and culture sector as it spurs job growth, generates tax revenue and invites tourism. Moreover, as our region competes for the best and the brightest in the knowledge economy, our arts and culture assets provide a critical edge.  Entrepreneurs, their companies and their staff want to live in places with diverse populations and creative thinkers.  Review updated data and learn how arts and culture is an economic engine for greater Cleveland.

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Change the Conversation About the Arts Becoming an AEP6 Volunteer with Assembly is a great way to meet new people, show your support for our arts communities and get some great perks! Volunteers will…

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Local & State Advocacy

Championing Public Investment in the Creative Sector: Our first year of work coincided with one of the worst economic periods for the region’s creative sector because of the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Data Brief – Dance in Cleveland

Dance In CLE Economic activity, trends and impacts of dance in Cuyahoga County. 2019 Cleveland’s dance industry, including both creative and non-creative jobs increased to 302 jobs in 2015.…

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Inside the Margins

A Cleveland Literature Industry Study “Inside the Margins” takes an in-depth look at the role greater Cleveland’s literature industries play in the regional economy. 2018. Inside…

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Staging Cleveland

Staging Cleveland takes an in-depth look at the role greater Cleveland’s theater industries play in the regional economy. 2017. The concentration of high-quality theaters and playwrights in the…

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Forming Cleveland

Forming Cleveland A Visual Arts, Craft and Design Industry Study Forming Cleveland takes an in-depth look at the role greater Cleveland’s visual arts, craft and design industry plays in the…

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Remix Cleveland

A Music Industry Study Executive summary and full report of Cleveland’s music industry analysis. 2011. Cleveland’s music scene is rooted in a music legacy of groundbreaking performances,…

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Arts and Cultural Festival Competitive Analysis

A report focusing on arts and culture festivals operating within 250-miles of Cleveland. 2004. This report summarizes a comparative analysis of arts and culture festivals operating within 250-miles…

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Arts and Cultural Industry Workforce Barometer – 2004

A Survey of Northeast Ohio Nonprofit Arts and Cultural Organizations Report detailing the results of Community Partnership for Arts and Culture’s second survey of job loss and growth in the…

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Economic Impact of Non-Local Arts and Culture Consumers

An economic impact report on 9 Cuyahoga County-based arts and culture organizations. 2004. This study examines the economic impact of 9 Cuyahoga County-based arts and culture organizations with…

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