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Michigan CDP data featured in Huffington Post, Mlive.com, Detroit Free Press

  • Posted Jan 26, 2012

CDP data was spotlighted in several news articles in Michigan this week, following the release of Creative State Michigan, a report and accompanying website produced by ArtServe Michigan, a statewide advocacy organization. The report uses Michigan CDP data from 211 arts and cultural organizations to reveal the significant impact of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations on Michigan’s economy, education, and communities.

A January 24, 2012 article in The Huffington Post, “Detroit Art, Culture Organizations Have Large Economic Impact,” quotes ArtServe Michigan’s director of public policy Mike Latvis: “For a while we heard a lot of folks mention that public funding for the arts is a handout. This report shows the incredible impact that Detroit’s arts and cultural organization have on the economy.”

Researchers and arts managers cite the Michigan CDP as a valuable resource for understanding the needs and impact of the arts and cultural sector. “It’s going to be really useful down the road, especially talking about the health of the Detroit art scene,” notes Nancy Sizer, director of Detroit Artists Market, according to The Huffington Post.

A January 23, 2012 article on the Michigan news blog Mlive.com, “Michigan arts and culture generates more than $462 million in economic activity in 2009,” highlights key report findings, such as the fact that a total of 12,667,492 people visited arts and cultural venues and events in Michigan in 2009, some 52 percent of which were open for free.

In addition, a January 24, 2012 in the Detroit Free Press, “Arts sector called growing part of Michigan’s economy,” also focuses on the Creative State Michigan report. ArtServe Michigan’s president, Jennifer Goulet, is quoted, noting that “These organizations are economic drivers. They are providing jobs.”

To read The Huffington Post article, “Detroit Art, Culture Organizations Have Large Economic Impact,” click here.

To read the Mlive.com article, “Michigan arts and culture generates more than $462 million in economic activity in 2009,” click here.

To read the Detroit Free Press article, “Arts sector called growing part of Michigan’s economy,” click here.

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