Arts and cultural organizations are also big contributors to the local economy with an estimated economic impact of $361 million. Arts in Phoenix activity generates state and city tax revenue and contributes to job growth in critical support industries like restaurants hotels and retail businesses.
The city of Phoenix is one of 156 communities that participated in Arts & Economic Prosperity III. Considered the most comprehensive study of its kind. The study documents the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry in 116 cities and counties 35. A study conducted by the City of Phoenix reports total expenditures in the Arts and Culture sector of about $300000 with the generation of about 9623 full-time equivalent jobs and about $14 million in local government revenue.
The greater Phoenix area provides several places to enjoy the arts in Phoenix. VisitPhoenix.com has a comprehensive list of events and places to help plan your day!