Friday, April 3, 2009

Economic Importance of Art


I just sat down at my desk after listing to a wonderful presentation on the newly released study on the Economic Impact of the Professional Craft Industry in Western North Carolina. It is incredible to hear leaders such as North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Linda A. Carlisle, University of North Carolina – Asheville, Brent Skidmore, HandMade in America Geraldine Plato, The Center for Craft Creativity and Design, Dian Magie, Haywood Community College Meg White, Penland School of Crafts Jean McLaughlin, speak about the strong role the arts play in our economy. The art and craft economics have made a clear revival on the past few decades and it is time that we take hold of that presence. Jobs are becoming more and more scarce and it is imperative that the government leaders, community leaders and artists acknowledge the impacts of the art economy. This study shows in clear detail how WNC crafts people are contributing to the economy.


Here are a few detail from the report:
Estimated Total Direct Economic Impact of the Craft Industry in WNC. The total direct economic impact of the WNC craft industry is the sum of:
$31,478,262 the craft consumer tourism direct economic impact
$86,218,808 the craft artisan direct economic impact
$57,651,405 the craft gallery and shop direct economic impact
$11,779,124 the craft educator direct economic impact
$ 4,406,000 the craft organization direct economic impact
$15,000,000 the craft supplier and publisher direct economic impact
Therefore, $206,533,599 is estimated to be the total estimated direct economic impact for the craft industry in Western North Carolina.

28% of WNC Craft artists subcontract their work
79% of WNC Craft artists work from a home studio
21% of WNC Craft artists are over 65 years of age
70% of WNC Craft Artists are between 36 and 65 years of age
33% have lived in WNC over 30 years
8% of WNC Craft Artists are under the age of 30
16% of WNC Craft Artists have arrived in the last five years


Those numbers really show the importance that artists have in our economy and the study only show cases the WNC, it makes very proud to be able to say that ABI reaches over 1,000 artists per year providing them with the business education that they need to be able to produce their craft and have a sustainable living.

Full details on this report as well as details about grant resources for artists are listed at
The Center for Craft Creativtly and Design.

41 comments:

Kathleen McGiveron said...

Very interesting~

I am an emerging artist in Vancouver, Canada... I find Vancouver a place of difficulty to sustain yourself purly as an artist. It is also one of those places where the art scene is not as popular in the community's eyes other than those in the scene. It's starting to get there but tourists arn't coming here to visit the galleries. New York is known for them, not here. We have tons it's just no recognition is available.

And I would love to know how to step out and market yourself when you're an emerging artist? (as I am)

Betty Hurst said...

Yes! In hard, cold numbers for everyone to see, the craft "industry" in western North Carolina is $200,000,000+ strong and growing!! Cooling its heels in our current economy along with other healthy industries, the craft artists who make up WNC's craft industry are focusing on creating even stronger work and plan to be in better shape as the economy rebounds.

hxl said...

tn requin

chaussures tn

women's shoes

chaussure requin

air max

chaussures sport

air 90

air 95

chaussures pas cher

air bw

air max

air 90

air chaussures

discount handbags

timberland

timberland chaussures

bottes ugg

ugg classic

ugg

bottes ugg

Chaussures Femmes

ugg classic

ugg

moncler

Chaussures mode

doudoune moncler

健康365天天网秉承为大家带去健康365天为己任,联合各大国内外知名品牌,其中国外加拿大营养屋系列产品为主,健康药品大全几乎被加拿大营养屋产品所覆盖。国内知名品牌欣乐佳以高纯度提取技术为优势,给大家带来高纯度、高质量,健康365天优质生活。欣乐佳的高纯度提取技术堪称国内提取技术行业领头人。中食月太也是保健品行业的新生力量,肽产品是中食月太不可忽视的主推品牌力量,完全符合国家食源性低聚肽标准和行业标准。健康365天天网集国内外,知名三大品牌,成就保健品行业先锋。带给大家最新、最安全、纯度最高的,保健健康药品大全

hxl said...

chaussure requin

chaussures tn

tn requin

air max

air 90

air bw

air max

air 90

air chaussures

bottes ugg

ugg classic

bottes ugg

ugg classic

moncler

doudoune moncler

Anonymous said...

i read your article and loave it so much

Anonymous said...

Great website you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any message boards that cover
the same topics discussed here? I'd really love to be a part of group where I can get feed-back from other experienced people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Appreciate it!
Here is my page :: nfl sports apparel

Anonymous said...

Hold in intellect that mild can be a burglars' enemy-darkness a good friend. Setting Highest know-how was now utilised by several shoes in all those times. They are really sought soon after and identified for consolation as effectively as fashion. Your smile must be attractive and stunning. http://www.airmax90s2013.co.uk

Anonymous said...

Hi there Dear, are you actually visiting this web page regularly, if so after that you will
definitely get nice experience.

Feel free to surf to my webpage 激安プラダ バッグ

Anonymous said...

Hurrah! At last I got a weblog from where I be able to actually get valuable
data concerning my study and knowledge.

My weblog: http://www.rolexoutletfreeshipping.com

Anonymous said...

Hey there, You have done a fantastic job.
I'll definitely digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I am sure they will be benefited from this website.

My weblog: ロレックスレプリカ

Anonymous said...

Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you
writing this post and the rest of the website is
also very good.

Here is my blog post: ロレックスコピー時計

Anonymous said...

Very good info. Lucky me I discovered your website by accident (stumbleupon).

I have book-marked it for later!

Also visit my blog ... グッチ バッグ

Anonymous said...

Wow, wonderful weblog structure! How lengthy have you been running a blog for?

you make blogging look easy. The full glance of your website is great, as neatly as the content!


Look at my page: 人気グッチバッグ 新作

Anonymous said...

I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here.
The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish.
nonetheless, you command get bought an edginess over that you
wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again since exactly the same nearly very often inside
case you shield this hike.

Feel free to visit my homepage: www.christianlouboutinoutletshopx.com

Anonymous said...

I'd like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this blog. I am hoping to check out the same high-grade content from you in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own site now ;)

Here is my web blog christianlouboutinoutletshop2013.com

Anonymous said...

Amazing blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it
from somewhere? A design like yours with a few
simple adjustements would really make my blog jump out.
Please let me know where you got your design. Kudos

Also visit my blog ... www.chloeoutletstore2013.com

Anonymous said...

This is very interesting, You're an overly skilled blogger. I've joined your rss feed and look forward to
in quest of more of your wonderful post. Also, I've shared your web site in my social networks

my web-site Replica Rolex

Anonymous said...

You have made some decent points there. I looked on the internet for more info about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this web site.


Here is my blog post ... Replica Rolex Watches

Anonymous said...

Aw, this was a very nice post. Taking a few minutes
and actual effort to create a very good article… but what can I say… I hesitate a whole lot and never manage to get anything done.


Also visit my webpage ... sweat365.com

Anonymous said...

I got this web site from my friend who informed
me regarding this site and at the moment this time I am visiting this web
site and reading very informative posts at this place.


My web page integrityrolexs.blogshells.com

Anonymous said...

I must thank you for the efforts you have put in penning
this blog. I really hope to see the same high-grade content from you in the future as well.
In fact, your creative writing abilities has inspired
me to get my own site now ;)

Look into my blog post Replica Watches

Anonymous said...

Hey there are using Wordpress for your blog platform?
I'm new to the blog world but I'm trying to get started and create my own.
Do you require any html coding knowledge to make your own blog?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Also visit my web page :: ffii.cz

Anonymous said...

Hello, just wanted to tell you, I enjoyed this
post. It was inspiring. Keep on posting!

Also visit my web page ミュウミュウ 財布

Anonymous said...

It's in fact very complicated in this full of activity life to listen news on Television, thus I just use world wide web for that purpose, and get the latest information.

My web-site クリスチャンルブタン 銀座

Anonymous said...

Hello! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any issues with hackers?
My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing many
months of hard work due to no data backup.

Do you have any methods to prevent hackers?

Look into my web site :: クリスチャンルブタンメンズ

Anonymous said...

Normally I do not learn article on blogs, but I would like to say that
this write-up very forced me to take a look at
and do it! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thank you,
quite great post.

My web blog ... クリスチャンルブタン

Anonymous said...

When I initially left a comment I seem to have clicked on the
-Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and
from now on every time a comment is added I get 4 emails with the same comment.

There has to be a means you are able to remove me from that service?
Cheers!

Here is my website トリーバーチ

Anonymous said...

It is appropriate time to make some plans for the future and it's time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you some interesting things or suggestions. Maybe you can write next articles referring to this article. I desire to read even more things about it!

my web page - トリーバーチ 長財布

Anonymous said...

Having read this I thought it was really enlightening.
I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put this article together.
I once again find myself personally spending a significant amount of time both reading and posting comments.
But so what, it was still worthwhile!

My website; ミュウミュウ

Anonymous said...

Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long
as I provide credit and sources back to your
site? My blog is in the exact same niche as yours and my users would really
benefit from some of the information you provide here.

Please let me know if this alright with you. Cheers!


Feel free to surf to my web blog ... ロレックスレプリカ

Anonymous said...

This text is invaluable. How can I find out more?


Also visit my page コーチ

Anonymous said...

Hi there, after reading this amazing article i am also glad to
share my know-how here with colleagues.

Here is my blog プラダ バッグ

Anonymous said...

Hi Dear, are you actually visiting this website on a regular basis,
if so after that you will absolutely get fastidious know-how.


Feel free to visit my webpage; rayban サングラス

Anonymous said...

You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I to find this topic to be actually one thing which I think I'd by no means understand. It sort of feels too complex and extremely huge for me. I am taking a look forward in your next submit, I'll try
to get the dangle of it!

My webpage ... モンスターケーブル

Anonymous said...

Greetings from California! I'm bored to tears at work so I decided to browse your site on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the info you provide here and can't wait to take a look
when I get home. I'm surprised at how quick your blog loaded on my phone .. I'm
not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, superb site!


Feel free to visit my web blog オークリー

Anonymous said...

This site certainly has all the information I needed about this subject
and didn't know who to ask.

Here is my weblog; プラダ 財布

kpinstituteforhealthpolicy said...

The arts challenge, inspire, and change people because audiences are encouraged to answer questions about life, the world and the legacies they are creating.

Art

dong dong23 said...

true religion outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
gucci handbags
pandora jewelry
louis vuitton bags
nike running shoes
toms shoes
abercrombie & fitch
marc jacobs
nike air jordan
true religion outlet
jordan concords
michael kors outlet
nike nfl jerseys
toms outlet
mont blanc pens
ray ban sunglasses outlet
true religion shorts
air jordan 13
louis vuitton outlet
coach outlet store online
kobe shoes 11
jordans for sale
hollister uk
christian louboutin outlet
coach outlet
celine
louis vuitton outlet
ray ban sunglasses
coach outlet
ralph lauren
coach outlet
michael kors handbags
ray ban sunglasses
louis vuitton outlet
cheap nfl jerseys
air max 90
tory burch outlet
20166.7wengdongdong

annamagile said...

Il nuovo Liverpool 16-17 Seconda maglia presenta un design classico per i Reds, uscito il 16 giugno 2017Camisetas de futbol baratas,camisetas AC Milan,
camisetas As Roma baratas,

annamagile said...

Il nuovo maglia Liverpool 2016-17 Lontano abbina il colore principale nero con loghi in argento e applicazioni, maglie calcio outletmaglia serie a 2017,Maglia Athletic Bilbao online


http://segoviaformacion.com/maglie.asp?calcio=index,
http://viveroshontoria.com/maglie.asp?calcio=index,
http://www.smiolesa.com/maglie.asp?prezzo=index,
silicesgomezvallejo.com/maglie.asp?prezzo=index,
www.globales.es/maglie.asp?magliette=index,
http://hermanoscristobal.com/maglie.asp?maglietta=index

annamagile said...

That's what having four children will do for a man, apparently. This is the Smith the public doesn't get to see enough of.3*5 sports flags,Atlanta Falcons flags,Baltimore Ravens flags usa