Randy Cohen on "The Conversation"
On August 15th, Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy, Americans for the Arts, visited HPR to discuss the AEP5 findings. He explains how the arts touch all of our lives, whether we realize it or not.
Randy Cohen, Terry Liu & Georja Skinner
on "Design Talk"
Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy, Americans for the Arts, along with Hawaii's Creative Industries Division's Georja Skinner, and Hawai'i Arts Alliance's Terry Liu visited KGU's "Design Talk" to discuss how the Arts affect our everyday economy.
Arts & Economic Prosperity 5
The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts & Cultural Organizations & Their Audiences
Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 is a year-long nationwide study that highlights the impact that nonprofit arts & culture organizations have on our economy through job creation, tourism, direct & indirect spending, household income, and government revenue.
In the state of Hawai‘i, spending by nonprofit arts & cultural organizations and their audiences totaled $205.6 million. Nonresidents made up 7.9% of attendees, and spent 155% more per person to attend an event, due to the surrounding expenses of lodging, meals, and transportation. Nearly 45% of nonresident attendees indicated that the primary purpose of their visit to the state was "specifically to attend this arts/cultural event", indicating the power of the arts to drive tourism.
More information about the AEP5 study can be found here.
The study summaries can be found below: