Pennsylvania Regional Studies


Research has shown that communities that invest in the arts reap the additional benefits of jobs, economic growth, and a quality of life that positions those communities to compete in a 21st century creative economy. The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study's updated research illustrate the full picture of how nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences contribute to our statewide economy. The regional reports are a critical branding and advocacy tool for the sector, helping to grow public and private resources for arts and culture in specific regions of Pennsylvania.

Through this effort, we learned about the investments Pennsylvania's nonprofit arts and culture organizations make in our state's economy. We also assessed how audiences spend their money attending cultural events around the state. 

The project is part of Americans for the Arts national study, led in the Commonwealth by Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania and a number of regional partners. 

Thanks to our regional partners (click on logos to access regional summary reports):


Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for supporting this project.