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Arts and the Rhode Island Economy

 

"The arts and culture create jobs and represent a significant share of employment in our state. We are grateful to the work of the State Arts Council and the many artists and cultural organizations who contribute so much to the economic and cultural life of our state.” - Governor Gina M. Raimondo

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April 2017 - the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Department of Commerce Release a Report That Shows Compensation for Arts & Cultural Sector of Rhode Island Over $1 Billion in 2014

"More than $1 billion in compensation was paid to Rhode Islanders involved in the arts and cultural production sector in 2014, according to a new study released today through a collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)."