Sarasota County Arts Council
The Arts Mean Business!

Arts and Economic Prosperity IV was conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America.  Arts & Economic Prosperity IV provides compelling new evidence that the nonprofit arts and culture are a significant industry in Sarasota County—one that generates $180 million in total economic activity. This spending—$129.3 million by nonprofit arts and culture organizations and an additional $50.7 million in event-related spending by their audiences—supports 4,579 full-time equivalent jobs, generates $134.4 million in household income to local residents, and delivers $20.1 million in local and state government revenue. This economic impact study sends a strong signal that when we support the arts, we not only enhance our quality of life, but we also invest in Sarasota County’s economic well-being.

Click here to read the report on economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry in Sarasota County, FL.   

Click here to read the Arts and Economic Prosperity IV National Statistics Report.  

Please feel free to contact the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County if you have questions about this study or wish to become more involved in the cultural community in Sarasota.

Click here to view the infographic spread (see preview below) featured in Sarasota Magazine that highlights information pertaining to Sarasota County from Arts and Economic Prosperity IV.


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