The newly released Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6) is an economic and social impact study of the nation’s nonprofit arts and culture industry. Building on its 30-year legacy as the largest and most inclusive study of its kind, AEP6 provides detailed findings on 373 regions from across all 50 states and Puerto Rico—ranging in population from 4,000 to 4 million—and representing rural, suburban, and large urban communities.

With its largest cohort ever, AEP6 uses a rigorous methodology to document the economic contributions of the arts and culture industry, demonstrating locally as well as nationally, that arts and culture is a critical economic driver of vibrant communities. The arts and culture industry supports jobs, generates government tax revenue, strengthens the visitor economy and community vibrancy, and helps to preserve authentic cultural experiences.

National Findings

Find out the latest national findings for the AEP6 report here.

Arizona Findings

Find out the latest statewide findings for the AEP6 report here.

AEP6 in Arizona

In Arizona, data collection was coordinated by regional partners in 9 regions: 

  • Chandler
  • Mesa
  • Flagstaff
  • Phoenix
  • Scottsdale
  • Sedona
  • Tempe
  • Pima County
  • West Valley

Additionally, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, directly partnered with 20 arts and culture organizations, most in towns outside Maricopa County and Pima County, to gather data from historically under-represented communities.

  • AZ Caribbean Cultural Association, Anthem
  • Binational Arts Institute, Bisbee
  • Kingman Center for the Arts, Kingman
  • Gila Valley Arts Council, Safford
  • Arts Alliance of the White Mountains, Show Low
  • Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac
  • Willcox Historic Theatre, Willcox
  • Winslow Arts Council, Winslow
  • Yuma Art Center, Yuma
  • Yuma County Arts Alliance, Yuma
  • Art Depot, Clifton
  • Border Arts Corridor, Douglas
  • Monsoon Youth Education Project, Globe
  • Rural Arts Foundation, Kearny
  • Shining Light Foundation, Laveen
  • Hilltop Gallery (Patrons of the Arts), Nogales
  • Children’s Museum of Yuma County, Yuma
  • Diamond Girl Rock Dynasty, Laveen
  • Corazon De Latinos Unidos, Eloy
  • River City Community Theatre Players, Bullhead City