ArtPride is committed to providing the research necessary for the arts community and its advocates to demonstrate the important connection between New Jersey's creative industry and its communities and citizens.
Art Matters Infographics
ArtPride partnered with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts to create these handy Art Matters fact sheets, summarizing nonprofit arts impact data on a statewide and county level. Each includes statistics related to jobs, economic impact, state investment, and student participation.
Use them to help you make the case for arts support in your neck of the woods!
Data current as of May 2020.
Creative Industries Reports
Americans for the Arts published the Creative Industries: Business & Employment in the Arts reports to provide a research-based approach to understanding the scope and economic importance of the arts in America.
Nationally, 673,656 businesses are involved in the creation or distribution of the arts, employing 3.48 million people. This represents 4% of all businesses and 2% percent of all employees in the United States. Arts businesses, and the creative people they employ, stimulate innovation, strengthen America's competitiveness in the global marketplace, and play an important role in building and sustaining economic vibrancy.
Data current as of April 2017.
The 2019 New Jersey Arts Education Annual Summary Report
The New Jersey Arts Education Annual Summary Report is the latest research on the status and condition of arts education across New Jersey. This report documents a significant milestone for arts education in our state as New Jersey is the first state in the nation to document “universal access” to arts education for all students.
The report is published by Arts Ed NJ and made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation, and Quadrant Research with additional support from the New Jersey Department of Education and ArtPride New Jersey.
Published September 2019.
Arts and Economic Prosperity 5
ArtPride worked with Americans for the Arts and five local partners – Cape May, Cumberland, Mercer and Morris counties and the City of Newark – on the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 report to examine the financial power of New Jersey's cultural community during fiscal year 2015.
Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 shows conclusively that, locally as well as nationally, the arts mean business!