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Making the Case for the Arts (USA)

February 17, 200617 February 2006

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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.

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