More than $16 million is spent annually on the arts in Central Oregon, according to a report by the Arts & Culture Alliance, a group of Central Oregon nonprofits, businesses, artists, groups and organizations that focus on the arts.
The figure comes from a recent survey of more than 30 member organizations belonging to the Arts & Culture Alliance, or ACA.
Additionally, the organizations estimate they collectively provide more than 1 million annual arts and culture experiences, such as participation in art classes, attendance of performances, lectures, exhibitions or other means of active engagement in the region’s creative economy.
Formed in May of 2010, the ACA provides collaboration and networking for arts organizations. The survey also revealed that its members employ more than 160 full time-equivalent employees.
Contact: www .artsandculstureco.org.
— From staff reports