Federal analysis: Arts, culture add $700 billion to economy

Today’s creative economy gets a big boost from the arts, according to new data from the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The latest figures cover 1998 to 2013 and they spotlight fast-growing arts industries, export trends, employment figures, consumer data, and more. In 2013, arts and cultural production […]

Bill to increase funding for the arts, stimulate a “creative economy”

In response to decades of budget cuts to one of California’s most dynamic industries, Sen. Ted Lieu announced plans to restore state funding for the California Arts Council to levels not seen in more than a decade. “California is home to one of the highest concentrations of creative individuals in the world,” Lieu, D-Torrance, said […]