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American Association of Community Theatre--Improving Communities One Theatre at a Time

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These pages highlight efforts to support community theatre and community theatre organizations, as well as of support for the arts in general. Advocacy may be with local, state or national governments, or with business and community leaders. 

Arts advocates meet with elected representatives.


Arts & Economic Prosperity

Arts & Economic Prosperity is the national economic impact study on the nationís nonprofit arts organizations and their audiences, provided by ArtsUSA.org.

  • National Findings. Using findings from 182 regions representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, an input-output economic model is able to deliver national estimates.

  • Local & Regional Findings, from 139 individual cities and counties, 31 multi-city regions, 10 states, and two arts districts, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

  • The Creative Industries research uses Dun & Bradstreet data to map and report the number of arts-related businesses and employees in any geographic region or political jurisdiction.

The Tool Kit 

An informal resource in PDF format, with tips, tools, and suggestions on using economic impact data


Helpful Resources


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