Advocacy & Support
Martin County Participates in Economic Impact Study -
Arts & Economic Prosperity Study III
Arts & Economic Prosperity III provides compelling new evidence that the nonprofit arts and culture are a significant industry in Martin County - one that generates $16.8 million in local economic activity. This spending - $12 million by nonprofit arts and culture organizations and an additional $4.7 million in event-related spending by their audiences - supports 456 full-time equivalent jobs, generates $9.9 million in household income to local residents, and delivers $1.4 million in local and state government revenue. This economic impact study sends a strong signal that when we support the arts, we not only enhance our quality of life, but we also invest in Martin County's economic well-being.
Arts & Economic Prosperity III was conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Established in 1960, they are dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.
Participating in State and Local Conversations about the Arts
The Arts Council is a member of the Florida Association of Local Art Agencies and the Florida Cultural Alliance. The Council has for years participated in statewide strategic planning initiatives for the arts. The Council believes that the arts are a integral part of our community.
The strategic plan for the State of Florida, Culture Builds Florida's Future, is available at http://www.florida-arts.org/documents/CBFFvisioningbook.pdf . If you want to become an arts advocate, it is a good idea for you to review this document; it is not only an extremely useful tool in your own advocacy efforts but is filled with excellent examples, powerful quotes, and imaginative ideas.