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NAC’s Interim Executive Director, Linda Ficklin discusses the economic impact of the arts in Nevada on KUNR Public Radio. Click here for interview.

Nevada’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $471.7 million in annual economic activity statewide – supporting 10,494 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $36.8 million in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 national economic impact study. The most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States, Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 was led by Americans for the Arts in 341 study regions nationwide including Nevada and Reno.

Looking at the 2015 fiscal year numbers on a national level reveals a similar scenario, according to Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts, “the nation’s arts and culture industry generated $27.5 billion in revenue to local, state, and federal governments — a return well beyond their collective $5 billion in government arts investment.  I’d like to underscore that with current threats against nonprofit organizations, such as limiting the federal charitable tax deduction, this $27.5 billion in revenue back to governments shows that municipal, state, and federal arts support is not a one-way street.”

Nationwide, the study reveals that the nonprofit arts industry produces $166.3 billion in economic activity every year, supports 4.6 million full-time jobs and generates $49.4 billion in household income. To learn more visit:

To learn more about the impact of the arts on Nevada’s economy, including what audiences and visitors spend see the full report at: Nevada Economic Report or click here for a one-page summary.

Use this data to build support for arts in your community: click here for ways to do it.