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Metro Arts to Unveil Results of Study Measuring Economic Impact of Local Arts Industry


Findings Reveal Number of Full-Time Jobs Supported and Tax Revenues Generated by Local Arts Sector

What: Metro Nashville Arts Commission will unveil the results of Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, the most comprehensive economic impact study of Nashville’s nonprofit arts industry ever conducted. More than 80 local arts organizations gathered data for more than a year. The study reveals the level of economic activity as well as the number of full-time jobs the arts industry in Nashville/Davidson County generates. The study’s findings also show how much tax revenue the nonprofit arts sector produces for Nashville and is part of a statewide effort to document the impact of the arts in rural and urban communities with the Tennessee Arts Commission and Americans for the Arts.

When: Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Nashville Ballet, 3620 Redmon Street

Who: Mayor Megan Barry; Director of Metro Arts, Jen Cole; leaders of local arts and culture organizations, and board members of the Nashville Arts Coalition.

Webcast: The press conference will be taped via the Metro Nashville Network and available on the Metro YouTube channel and the next day.

Media opps: Mayor Megan Barry, Metro Arts Director Jennifer Cole and Kelly Corcoran, board member of the Nashville Arts Coalition, will be available for interviews and photo opportunities for 15 minutes after the press conference concludes.

Info: Coffee will be served, and parking is free at the Ballet School lot on Redmon Street.

Media RSVP: Jennifer Cole to or 615-969-6424