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Arts & Economic Prosperity 6

MartinArts is pleased to announce our results from the Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6), the most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States. Administered by Americans for the Arts, AEP6 examined the economic impact of the arts and culture in Martin County and 386 additional communities representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The Economic and Social Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their Audiences in Martin County, FL

Direct Economic Activity

Organizations = $16,252,170

Audiences = $15,092,939

Total Expenditures (FY22) = $31,345,109

  • Martin County's nonprofit arts and cultural organizations spent an estimated $31,345,109 in 2022. We appreciate the beauty of the arts, but most people don’t realize that arts organizations are also businesses. They employ people locally, purchase goods and services within the community, are members of the Chamber of Commerce, and involved in the marketing and promotion of their regions. Arts organizations are good business citizens.
  • Nonlocal attendees spend $37.87 per person, per event, not including admission—more than twice as much as their local counterparts.
  • 1,947 Arts Volunteers  gave 110,261 hours worth $3.2M!

“The Arts mean so much to each of as individuals whether we connect via the literary, performing or visual arts and as a part of our larger community, the arts connect us in ways that are both seen, and unseen. The results of this study provide us with tangible evidence of the impact the arts make through the economic vitality they bring our community that is brimming with artistic experiences and happenings that we as residents enjoy alongside people visiting our community,” stated Nancy K. Turrell, executive director, MartinArts.

For more information and a full list of the communities that participated in the AEP6 study, visit

  • Two South Florida arts agencies — the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County and MartinArts — today announced that the nonprofit arts and cultural industries in Palm Beach and Martin Counties generated a combined $366.3 million in economic activity in 2022, according to the newly released Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6), an economic and social impact study conducted every five years by Americans for the Arts. Read more...