Arts and Economic Prosperity 6

Every five years, Americans for the Arts holds an Arts and Economic Prosperity study to document the economic and social impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry in communities around the country. This year, Montgomery County participated for the first time in the study as part of Arts and Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6).

AEP6 Final Report

AEP6 One-Page Summary of Findings

 

Why do the arts matter so much?

10 Reasons to Support the Arts in Montgomery County, VA

 

AEP6 in the local news:

https://www.wvtf.org/news/2023-12-04/study-explores-impacts-pandemic-had-on-arts-organizations-and-how-theyre-rebounding

https://www.wdbj7.com/2023/11/30/americans-arts-reveal-10-reasons-why-arts-are-necessary-our-hometowns/

 

Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research with Americans for the Arts, visited Montgomery County in November 2023 to discuss the results of AEP6 with the community. Recordings of Randy’s Presentations in Montgomery County can be found below.

Lyric Theatre, November 29, 2023

Meadowbrook Library, November 30, 2023

 

For additional information about AEP6 and Americans for the Arts, please click here to visit the official site.

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