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Listen to the Brownstein Podcast Episode on Arts Advocacy Day

Listen to the Brownstein Podcast Episode on Arts Advocacy Day

Posted on: Mar 25, 2019

Brownstein advisor and former Sen. Mark Begich sits down with artists Rita Moreno, Ben Folds and Brian Stokes Mitchell, along with Bob Lynch from Americans for the Arts, to discuss the connection between arts and the economy and the importance of inspiring arts advocacy in the nation’s youth. FULL STORY

Latest Data Shows Increase to U.S. Economy from Arts and Cultural Sector

Latest Data Shows Increase to U.S. Economy from Arts and Cultural Sector

Posted on: Mar 21, 2019

The arts and cultural sector contributed $804.2 billion or 4.3 percent to the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016. This represents an increase of .1 percent from 2015 when economists reported that the sector added 4.2 percent or $763.6 billion to the U.S. economy. The 4.3 percent contribution for 2016 is part of the latest report of the Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA), produced by the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Office of Research & Analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts. FULL STORY

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Ben Folds on Federal Funding for the Arts

Watch recording artist and Arts Action Fund board member Ben Folds address members of Congress at the July 27th briefing on the Arts and Economic Prosperity on Capitol Hill.