Thursday, June 12, 2008
The Economic impact of artists in America
The National Endowment for the Arts released a report yesterday on the economic impact of artists. It counted all those folks it defines as artists -- actors, announcers, architects....photographers, producers, writers -- and found that "more Americans identify their primary occupation as artist than as lawyer, doctor, police officer or farm worker." That is nearly 2 million artists generating $70 billion in income. For a good summary see this NYT article and the full report at the NEA site
You can come by the show tomorrow night and add a few shekels to the $70 billion in income! I guess that means I'd have to report the income though......