Quantifying the Impact of the Arts


Art of Economic Development in Texas

Economic Impact of Travel on the State

The Role of the Innovation Workforce & Creative Sector in the Texas Economy

Update: Impact of Arts and Cultural Industries on Texas


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 2010

Rockport Coasts Right Along as Arts Destination

Texas Cultural Districts Program: Indicators for Measuring Success

The Arts: Beyond the Standard Economic Impact (San Antonio)

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

The Cultural Collaborative:  A Plan for San Antonio’s Creative Economy

The Economic Impact of Arts and Culture: Study of El Paso Texas


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)

Economic Impact Studies

Engaging Audiences – The Wallace Foundation

Individual Artists – National Study by NEA

National Arts Policy Database

National Endowment for the Arts Publications

Ready to Innovate

The Arts and Economic Prosperity

The Wallace Foundation Publications

Tourism Industry Profile

Urban Institute Research