Friday, June 21, 2019
A cultural event happens every nine minutes in the Greater Boston area, according to ArtsBoston’s new report “The Arts Factor,” funded by Bank of America. “The Arts Factor” is a curation of information ArtsBoston sought out through the arts and culture organizations in the Greater Boston area, combining quantitative analysis with personal anecdotes that aim to convey the value of the data and provide a robust and diverse collection of evidence as to how arts and culture are positively contributing to the local economy.
The report also states how arts and culture events serve about 21 million people a year in the Greater Boston area—nearly four times more people than attend Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, and Celtics games combined. Along with bringing in people to events, the arts industry contributes $2 billion annually to the local economy. The arts sector also creates more than 30,000 jobs in the area, almost as much as the retail industry in Boston.
Thanks to Americans for the Arts for the summary and link to the main article.