Arts and Culture across Connecticut generated $797,249,391 in economic activity in 2015.


The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study (released in June of 2017) was conducted by Americans for the Arts (AFTA) and documents the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry. 

Connecticut participated as a study partner and helped to fuel the largest study of its kind. Nationally, the nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion in economic activity in 2015, and here in Connecticut... 


the ARTS mean business!


In 2015, the Arts and Culture industry supported 23,114 jobs throughout Connecticut, and generated $42,528,000 in state and $29,743,000 in local government revenue.


View Connecticut's Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study.  

AEP V State of Connecticut Customized Report (FY2015)

AEP V State of Connecticut Summary Report (FY2015)


The Office of the Arts would like to thank our regional study partners who participated in the AEP V study:


 The Arts Council of Greater New Haven focused on the greater New Haven region. The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County  (in partnership with the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut) surveyed Fairfield County. The Shoreline Arts Alliance covered ground in Middlesex County. The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council rallied the northwest corner of the state while the Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition gathered data in the southeast.


View the Americans for the Arts national Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 study and resources.

Americans for the Arts AEP V

AEP V calculator for communities who wish to calculate their own statistics  


View past study results:

AEP IV State of Connecticut (FY2010)


For more information about Connecticut's AEP V study contact Tamara Dimitri by email at


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