Pennsylvania Statewide Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Study

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5: PA (AEP 5:PA) is Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania's fourth economic impact study of the commonwealth's nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and their audiences. The data collected is impressive - the nonprofit arts & culture industry in PA (FY 2015) 

  • generated over $3.4 BILLION in total economic activity which, in turn,

  • supported over 100,000 full-time equivalent jobs, yielding $2.2 billion in household income, and

  • delivered $402 million in state and local government revenue

Different from other economic analysis reports, this report localized research that focuses only on Pennsylvania arts organizations and also incorporates the spending of their audiences when determining the overall economic impact.

AEP 5: PA demonstrates to public policymakers that arts and culture are instrumental in economic development and proves the arts mean business.

The summary report is available to all interested.  You can download a summary report here.

You must be a member of Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania to download a copy of the full report.  This link will take you to a MEMBERS ONLY section.

If you are a member of Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania, we can help you determine the economic impact of your organization or group of organizations.  Contact Jenny Hershour at for more information