Arts & Economic Prosperity IV Study
Conducted in partnership with the Americans for the Arts (AFTA) and The Arts Alliance, this study found that nonprofit arts & culture activities and events annually generate $100 million in economic impact for the Greater Ann Arbor Area.
The study also found that, on average, an arts & culture participant spends $27.67 in our local economy—or nearly $50 million total—above and beyond the price of attending the event.
The study validates that arts & culture organizations play a vital role in the economic health of our local community, and that promoting the sector's growth means greater economic impact.
Cultural Economic Development Strategy
Recognizing both the cultural and economic importance of the arts to our community, AAACF designed a two-part strategy to expand community support for our creative sector: