Economic Impact

Here are some resources about the economic impact of the cultural sector.

The Arts in Utah

The Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDC Utah) has released an industry profile called "The Arts in Utah." Here are highlights, and here is the full publication.

Kem C. Gardner Report

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah has created a Cultural Industry Snapshot

State of Utah Culture Report

Utah Cultural Alliance releases annual reports on the vibrancy of the state's cultural scene.
2020 Report

Social Impact of the Arts

Americans for the Arts’ Arts + Social Impact Explorer is an online primer of research, example projects, and national support organizations related to the wide-reaching impact of the arts in 26 social sectors. The tool consolidates and highlights concrete ways in which the arts affect other sectors of society, including the economy.

Why the Arts Matter in Utah

Americans for the Arts Action Fund has this informative flyer outlining how the arts affect the economy, both nationally and in Utah.


Alyssa Hickman Grove
Communications/Marketing and Literary Arts Manager