Quantifying the Impact of the Arts

Cover from 2017 State of the Arts Report

2017-State of the Arts – full report

Art Can –  The big picture of arts education in Texas (2017)

Economic Impact of Travel on the State


From Around the State

Arts Council Gives Texarkana a Solid Base for Success

Creative Economy Houston

Creative Sector Helps Drive Amarillo’s Economic Performance

Economic Impact of the Creative Sector in Austin

El Paso’s Cultural Treasures Bring Treasure Trove of Economic Activity

North Texas Economic Impact Study

Rockport Coasts Right Along as Arts Destination

Texas Cultural Districts Program: Indicators for Measuring Success

Creative Industry San Antonio 2015

The Arts Have Helped Transform Downtown Clifton, Texas, from Dead to Dynamic

The Economic Impact of Arts and Culture: El Paso Texas


Community Art Plans

City of Houston: Arts & Cultural Plan


Hotel Motel Tax

Texas Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax Code

What Cities Need to Know to Administer the Local Hotel Occupancy Tax
A paper by Scott Joslove, President of the Texas Hotel/Motel Association

State Comptroller FAQ on Hotel/Motel Taxes

State Comptroller and Hotel/Motel Taxes

Hotel Reports

Hotel/Motel Tax Exemptions

Texas Hotel and Lodging Association



Americans for the Arts – Arts & Economic Prosperity IV

Americans for the Arts – Arts & Economic Prosperity IV Calculator
Free tool that lets arts organization calculate their economic impact

Americans for the Arts Creative Industries Project
Free but requires registration; Reports on creative industries nationally by Congressional and Senate District or county

Americans for the Arts Publications

Americans for the Arts National Arts Policy Roundtable Reports

Boston Children’s Hospital study on impact of musical training and cognitive capacities

Cultural Tourist Profile

Cultural Policy and the Arts National Data Archive (interactive)

Culture Track 2014

Economic Impact Studies

Engaging Audiences – The Wallace Foundation

Impact of Music Lessons on the Brain
Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (vol. 53, issue 11, pp 1153-1161)

Individual Artists – National Study by NEA

National Arts Policy Database

National Endowment for the Arts Publications

Ready to Innovate

The Wallace Foundation Publications

Tourism Industry Profile

Urban Institute Research