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Monday, June 6, 2011

NEWS: SLC Arts Council Selected by Americans for the Arts for Inaugural Local Arts Index Study

Local Arts Index Research Initiative

The Salt Lake City Arts Council was select-
ed by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s
leading nonprofit organization for advanc-
ing the arts, as one of 100 communities
to participate in the inaugural Local Arts
Index. This project is part of an 18-month
research initiative that serves as a comple-
ment to the National Arts Index.
The Local Arts Index is the first county-
level study designed to measure the
health and vitality of the arts industries
throughout the United States. The data
gathered covers multiple industries,
including nonprofit groups, for-profit arts
businesses, employment figures and more.
When these measures are taken together,
the Local Arts Index will provide a year-
by-year and community-by-community
comparison of the nation’s arts sector. The
findings from the Local Arts Index will be
reported in Fall 2011.

Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of
Americans for the Arts says, “The Local Arts
Index is an incredible tool for local arts
leaders and we are excited to work with
our community partners over the coming
year. The Local Arts Index will allow the
arts groups to place their community in a
national context and strengthen the arts in
their schools, businesses, and homes.”

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