Economic impact of culture

Volume 10 No 6 / December 14, 201114 December 2011

In this issue: Four reports that examine the financial impacts of culture, including a Canadian study of cultural tourists, American reports on the performing arts and cultural industries, and an Italian study of the cultural economy.


The economy of cultural heritage and landscape

Arts Research Monitor

This study developed the “Florens Index” as a means to compare the cultural and creative sector between eight countries and between Italian regions. The index examines four key elements: Cultural and environmental capital, which includes cultural and… View this resource

Arts and the GDP: Value Added by Selected Cultural Industries

Arts Research Monitor

Based on data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, this research note provides information about the value added to the American Gross Domestic Product (i.e., contribution to the economy through labor and capital, plus taxes on production) in 2009 f… View this resource

Time and Money: Using Federal Data to Measure the Value of Performing Arts Activities

Arts Research Monitor

This report examines the monetary and non-monetary value of the performing arts based on a number of different American data sources, including the U.S. Economic Census, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Among the r… View this resource

The Economic Impacts of Cultural and Sport Tourism in Canada 2007

Arts Research Monitor

This brief report examines the economic impact of travellers who attended cultural events, attended sporting events or participated in team sports in 2007. The data, derived from the Travel Survey of Residents of Canada and the International Travel S… View this resource

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