NEA research shows surprising findings in three new Reports on the Arts
- When Going Gets Tough: Barriers and Motivations Affecting Arts Attendance
- A Decade of Arts Engagement: Findings from the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, 2002-2012
- The Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA)
…for the first time the NEA can show a comprehensive view of a single year in the life of the arts and cultural sector from three different angles: supply, demand, and motivations for consumer behavior.
UK: Record High for Creative Industries
As reported by BBC News, the UK’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) published figures (.pdf) that show the UK’s creative industries added £76.9bn to UK economy in 2013. In addition, creative industries accounted for 5.6% of all UK jobs.
The UK’s creative industries are recognised as world leaders around the globe and today’s figures show that they continue to grow from strength to strength.
~UK Culture Secretary Sajid Javid
Clearly, it is time for all policy makers to recognize the enormous economic contribution the creative sector generates in job creation and overall GDP.