The Orange County Arts Commission (OCAC) is partnering with Americans for the Arts (AFTA) and the North Carolina Arts Council (NCAC) in the latest national economic impact study entitled Arts & Economic Prosperity IV. This is also North Carolina’s first statewide arts economic impact study! The OCAC’s participation in this important research project will allow the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and cultural industry in Orange County to be quantified. It is well known that this industry creates jobs and generates government revenue. In May 2012, a report will be received that will tell the arts community just how many jobs and how much money we represent.
Orange County nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, including historic sites and museums, are now collecting audience surveys from attendees at their events. The survey is a simple one-page questionnaire that takes less than two minutes to complete, and is completely anonymous.
We need your help! Please complete the arts economic impact survey provided at a broad range of arts and cultural events in Orange County during 2011.
So far, the OCAC has contacted at least 80 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in Orange County to participate in this study. Orange County nonprofit arts and cultural organizations of all sizes and representing all arts disciplines can be involved in this study. If your Orange County nonprofit arts or cultural organization would like to participate, please contact the OCAC at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (919) 968-2011.