Economic Impact of Arts and Humanities in Montgomery County
THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES ARE A
LET’S START WITH A DOLLAR
Montgomery County boasts over 400 arts and
THE VISION OF THE
humanities organizations and 1200 artists and ARTS AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
scholars. No wonder CNN Money (2008) ranked us
among the most attractive places to live in the nation!
OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY
The arts and humanities contribute significantly to the
quality of life we enjoy here in Montgomery County and IS TO PROVIDE
are a source of economic vitality as well.
LET’S START WITH A DOLLAR THAT SUSTAINS
In FY08, ONE DOLLAR invested by ARTS AND HUMANITIES
Montgomery County in the arts and
humanities was matched by ORGANIZATIONS,
ARTISTS AND SCHOLARS
$1.15 IN CITY/STATE/FEDERAL DOLLARS
$4.27 IN OTHER CONTRIBUTED INCOME &INSPIRES
$8.91 IN EARNED INCOME PARTICIPATION
xTOTAL: $14.33 IN OUR COUNTY’S
So for every dollar that Montgomery County
RICH CULTURAL ASSETS.
invested in the arts and humanities
$13.33 WAS PUMPED BACK
INTO THE LOCAL ECONOMY
FROM OUTSIDE SOURCES!
Montgomery County’s $3,306,670 investment in
FY08 (operating support for large organizations) 801 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910
was matched by $3,807,648 in City, State & Federal
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dollars; $14,103,764 in other Contributed Income; and
$29,483,144 in Earned Income.
THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES ARE AN
ECONOMIC DRIVER ORGANIZATION
In FY08, the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County funded 32 large arts and humanities organizations.
THESE ORGANIZATIONS STIMULATED MONTGOMERY COUNTY’S ECONOMY WITH:
$52,685,202 $29,242,124 Adventure Theatre
American Dance Institute
Arts for the Aging
IN DIRECT EXPENDITURES IN SALARIES
BlackRock Center for the Arts
BSO at Strathmore
Class Acts Arts
AND CREATED A WORKFORCE OF:
Create Arts Center
Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Inc.
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Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture Inc.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
Levine School of Music
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange
Lumina Studio Theatre
THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras, Inc.
SERVE OUR COMMUNITY
Maryland Youth Ballet, Inc.
Metropolitan Ballet Theatre, Inc.
Montgomery County Historical Society
The Musical Theater Center
In Montgomery County, residents and visitors enjoy world-class performances by internationally renowned artists,
Olney Theatre Center for the Arts
experience the story of our nation at extraordinary heritage sites and explore the world of arts and humanities through
Peerless Rockville Historic Preservation, Ltd.
outstanding educational programs.
the Puppet Co.
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
IN FY08, 32 LARGE ARTS AND HUMANITIES ORGANIZATIONS SERVED: Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center
Round House Theatre
Strathmore Hall Foundation, Inc.
Tappers With Attitude, Inc.
The Washington School of Photography
RESIDENTS AND VISITORS SCHOOL CHILDREN The Writer’s Center
MONTGOMERY COUNTY RESIDENTS
ABOUT THE DATA x
LOVE THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES The data used for this report (excluding those with other citations) was
provided by the Cultural Data Project (CDP), a collaborative
project of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, The Greater
Pittsburgh Arts Council, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The
Pew Charitable Trusts, The William Penn Foundation, The Heinz
IN 2005, 1.9 MILLION PEOPLE* ATTENDED
RESTAURANTS Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation, created to
PARKING GARAGES strengthen arts and culture by documenting and disseminating
CULTURAL EVENTS AT 63 MONTGOMERY HOTELS information on the arts and culture sector. Any interpretation of the
COUNTY CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS AND SPENT: BABYSITTERS data is the view of the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery
IN EVENT-RELATED SPENDING TRANSPORTATION County and does not reflect the views of the Cultural Data Project.
* Arts & Economic Prosperity III, a 2005 study conducted by Americans for the Arts, documented the economic impact of the cultural community in Montgomery County.
Sixty-three Montgomery County arts and humanities organizations participated in this study.
For more information on the Cultural Data Project,