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5807Economics, Art, and Creativity

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  • Robert Armstrong
    Feb 4, 2014

      Dear All,

      Please read below for some interesting economic statistics and observations from Americans for the Arts. They also discuss Creativity, our school value for this month:

      Did you know that creativity is one of the most important factors in producing innovation, and that according to the Conference Board, 72 percent of employers say creativity is of primary concern when they’re hiring, yet 85 percent of these employers can’t find the creative applicants they seek?


      Did you know that according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the National Endowment for the Arts, the nonprofit and commercial arts combined produce a remarkable $504 billion in goods and services annually in the United States, representing 3.2 percent of the nation’s economy?


      Did you know that according to Americans for the Arts, nonprofit arts and culture organizations alone generate $135.2 billion of economic activity every year and support 4.13 million full-time equivalent jobs—including art historians?




      Bob Armstrong  415-515-8815  926 Esmeralda Ave. SF, CA 94110  Website: www.bobarmstrongart.com