Similar to the Canadian Making the Case for Culture site, this California site provides information and resources related to: 1) the arts as an economic engine; 2) the arts as a catalyst for better education; 3) the arts as a foundation for health and human services; 4) the arts in civic and community participation; and 5) how "creativity sparks imagination".
In the case of the arts as an economic engine, the site outlines arguments concerning:
- creativity and the economy;
- the arts as a generator of jobs and a contributor to tax revenue;
- the arts and tourism;
- the arts and downtown redevelopment; and
- the arts as a "skill source" for entertainment and high-tech occupations.
Statistics, examples and select references are provided for each argument.