​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Research and Data​​​​​​​​​

The Department of Arts and Culture participates in national studies​ and administers field research to make a strong case for the arts to demonstrate their economic, social, practical, and educational benefits. ​


 Arts & Economic Prosperity


​​Arts & Economic Prosperity (AEP) is Americans for the Arts study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry's impact on the economy. The City of Phoenix Department of Arts and Culture participated in AEP 6, which documents the economic contributions of the arts in 373 diverse communities and regions across the country, representing all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

In Phoenix, AEP 6 provides evidence that the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a significant industry in the City of Phoenix—one that generates $449.9 million in total economic activity. ​​

This economic impact study sends a strong signal that when we support the arts, we enhance our quality of life and invest in the City of Phoenix’s economic well-being.​

Learn More about AEP6

 Arts Data in the Public Sector

Arts Data in the Public Sector Report

Produced by Bloomberg Associates, Arts Data in the Public Sector highlights the data practices of fifteen local arts agencies across the U.S., including the City of Phoenix Department of Arts and Culture, to capture a meaningful cross-section of constituencies, resources, and strategies. Through best practices and case studies, the Guide offers useful insights and practical resources that can assist and inspire local government arts funders and advocates as they work to establish more equitable and inclusive practices and to affirm the importance of arts and culture as a public service well into the future.​

Download a Copy of the Guide


 City Manager's Dashboard

The City Manager’s Performance Dashboard​ was created to provide the public with comprehensive, easy-to-understand information about the City of Phoenix. It includes over 130 key performance indicators across strategic areas and general government services that measure the city’s health, including data related to the Department of Arts and Culture.​ ​


Learn More about the Department of Arts and Culture's Data​​​​​​

 City of Phoenix Community Survey

​The City of Phoenix participates in a recurring survey that never stops running. The Zencity Community Survey measures how satisfied residents are with their community and with local government-provided services. It allows officials to compare these scores over time and against a cohort of similar communities.

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 Arts and Cultural Industries Report

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New data released shows arts and cultural industries hit an all-time high in 2022, contributing 4.3% of gross domestic product (GDP), or $1.1 trillion, to the U.S. economy. Arizona’s arts & culture sector added a staggering $14.2 billion in value to the state’s economy, a 16.6% increase o​ver 2021. ​These findings and more come from the Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account, a product of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Bureau of Economic Analysis that tracks the annual economic value of arts and cultural production from 35 industries—including both commercial and nonprofit entities. 

Learn More about the National Report
Learn More about the State Level Estimates

 Find Arts and Culture

​Knowin​g research and data about the arts makes a strong case for the sector, and investing public funds in the arts is good for quality of life. 

However, the Department of Arts and Culture wants residents and visitors to have information readily available on finding performances, exhibits, classes, public art, and more. 

The department offers our mobile-friendly Public Art Map​ ​that gives users information about the city's art collection and​ the locations of the pieces. It highlights that public art is all around the community.​

The second tool is a new collaboration with Artlink. The agency is proud to present Artinerary.com​. Artinerary offers event information and uses technology to connect communities throughout Arizona. It is one of the only platforms nationally that engages artists, arts and culture organizations and venues, and arts-supporting businesses in the arts economy.​


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