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The Top 40 Arts-Vibrant Communities of 2022

The lists below are sorted alphabetically and not by overall arts vibrancy rankings. Please see the Executive Summary for more information about this decision.

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX South 2,352,426 17th 93rd 31st
Boston, MA Northeast 2,028,753 36th 2nd 13th
Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, MA* Northeast 2,421,816 55th 16th 60th
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL* Midwest 7,159,394 34th 28th 47th
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Midwest 2,259,935 150th 12th 32nd
Cleveland-Elyria, OH Midwest 2,075,662 103rd 10th 38th
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO West 2,972,566 35th 40th 35th
Frederick-Gaithersburg-Rockville, MD South 1,334,662 47th 25th 10th
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA* West 9,829,544 1st 52nd 259th
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Midwest 3,690,512 29th 9th 3rd
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN South 2,012,476 9th 23rd 55th
New Orleans-Metairie, LA South 1,261,726 43rd 13th 24th
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ* Northeast 12,076,970 2nd 5th 9th
Newark, NJ-PA* Northeast 2,273,431 16th 32nd 34th
Philadelphia, PA* Northeast 2,150,100 66th 6th 23rd
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA West 2,511,612 22nd 51st 63rd
Salt Lake City, UT West 1,263,061 28th 66th 57th
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA* West 1,553,089 8th 1st 45th
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA* West 3,085,845 19th 26th 98th
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV* South 5,021,772 48th 3rd 4th
Ann Arbor, MI Midwest 369,390 91st 43rd 42nd
Boulder, CO West 329,543 7th 104th 168th
Bozeman, MT West 122,713 10th 173rd 116th
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Midwest 719,146 122nd 31st 43rd
Ithaca, NY Northeast 105,162 14th 20th 1st
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Midwest 261,108 73rd 37th 79th
Missoula, MT West 119,533 20th 41st 26th
Pittsfield, MA Northeast 128,657 68th 4th 11th
San Rafael, CA* West 260,206 6th 19th 184th
Santa Fe, NM West 155,201 3rd 8th 6th
Bennington, VT Northeast 37,312 218th 15th 107th
Brevard, NC South 33,165 77th 45th 17th
Easton, MD South 37,626 83rd 11th 72nd
Glenwood Springs, CO West 79,509 80th 53rd 218th
Hailey, ID West 25,905 15th 14th 20th
Hudson, NY Northeast 61,778 31st 129th 68th
Jackson, WY-ID West 35,842 4th 7th 5th
Key West, FL South 82,170 63rd 46th 262nd
Steamboat Springs, CO West 25,091 5th 17th 2nd
Vineyard Haven, MA Northeast 21,097 111th 18th 12th

Top 20 Large Communities

(in alphabetical order) 

Here you will find details on the top 20 arts-vibrant communities with a population of 1,000,000 or more. We report percentile rankings for Arts Providers, Arts Dollars, and Government Support, as well as the rankings of the underlying measures. Subtle distinctions often emerge that illuminate particular strengths. Again, we weight Arts Providers and Arts Dollars at 45% each and Government Support at 10%. 

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX (pop. 2,352,426)

Arts Providers   17th
  Independent artists 32nd
  Arts and culture employees 13th
  Arts and culture organizations 139th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 16th
Arts Dollars   93rd
  Program revenue 47th
  Contributed revenue 155th
  Total expenses 96th
  Total compensation 111th
Government Support   31st
  State arts dollars 200th
  State arts grants 38th
  Federal arts dollars 36th
  Federal arts grants 34th

Scores within the top 2% on Arts Providers overall, including its sub-measures of arts and culture employees and arts, culture, and entertainment firms.

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Boston, MA (pop. 2,352,426)

Arts Providers   36th
  Independent artists 129th
  Arts and culture employees 11th
  Arts and culture organizations 22nd
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 36th
Arts Dollars   2nd
  Program revenue 2nd
  Contributed revenue 5th
  Total expenses 4th
  Total compensation 3rd
Government Support   13th
  State arts dollars 104th
  State arts grants 34th
  Federal arts dollars 18th
  Federal arts grants 16th

Scores within the top 1% on Arts Dollars overall, including all of its sub-measures.

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Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, MA (pop 2,421,816)

Arts Providers   55th
  Independent artists 149th
  Arts and culture employees 32nd
  Arts and culture organizations 32nd
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 55th
Arts Dollars   16th
  Program revenue 23rd
  Contributed revenue 29th
  Total expenses 21st
  Total compensation 13th
Government Support   60th
  State arts dollars 208th
  State arts grants 104th
  Federal arts dollars 64th
  Federal arts grants 58th

Scores within the top 2% on Arts Dollars overall, including its sub-measure related to compensation paid to those working in arts and culture.

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Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL (pop. 7,159,394)

Arts Providers   34th
  Independent artists 61st
  Arts and culture employees 30th
  Arts and culture organizations 117th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 34th
Arts Dollars   28th
  Program revenue 21st
  Contributed revenue 43rd
  Total expenses 30th
  Total compensation 25th
Government Support   47th
  State arts dollars 150th
  State arts grants 105th
  Federal arts dollars 59th
  Federal arts grants 48th

Scores within the top 3% on Arts Dollars overall, including its sub-measures related to program revenue and total compensation per capita.

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Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN (pop. 2,259,935)

Arts Providers   150th
  Independent artists 218th
  Arts and culture employees 57th
  Arts and culture organizations 213th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 212th
Arts Dollars   12th
  Program revenue 10th
  Contributed revenue 12th
  Total expenses 19th
  Total compensation 11th
Government Support   32nd
  State arts dollars 57th
  State arts grants 182nd
  Federal arts dollars 68th
  Federal arts grants 79th

Scores within the top 2% on Arts Dollars overall, including sub-measures around contributed revenue, expenses, and compensation paid to those working in arts and culture.

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Cleveland-Elyria, OH (pop. 2,075,662)

Arts Providers   103rd
  Independent artists 191st
  Arts and culture employees 70th
  Arts and culture organizations 88th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 119th
Arts Dollars   10th
  Program revenue 4th
  Contributed revenue 21st
  Total expenses 11th
  Total compensation 8th
Government Support   38th
  State arts dollars 45th
  State arts grants 138th
  Federal arts dollars 67th
  Federal arts grants 107th

Scores within the top 1% on Arts Dollars overall, with particular strengths in program revenue and compensation paid to those working in arts and culture.

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Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (pop. 2,972,566)

Arts Providers   35th
  Independent artists 45th
  Arts and culture employees 18th
  Arts and culture organizations 224th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 56th
Arts Dollars   40th
  Program revenue 38th
  Contributed revenue 56th
  Total expenses 47th
  Total compensation 46th
Government Support   35th
  State arts dollars 427th
  State arts grants 375th
  Federal arts dollars 9th
  Federal arts grants 76th

Scores within the top 4% on Arts Providers and Government Support overall, with particular strengths in arts and culture employees as well as federal arts dollars per capita.

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Frederick-Gaithersburg-Rockville, MD (pop. 1,334,662)

Arts Providers   47th
  Independent artists 85th
  Arts and culture employees 28th
  Arts and culture organizations 74th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 47th
Arts Dollars   25th
  Program revenue 50th
  Contributed revenue 31st
  Total expenses 18th
  Total compensation 34th
Government Support   10th
  State arts dollars 11th
  State arts grants 86th
  Federal arts dollars 30th
  Federal arts grants 31st

Scores within the top 1% on Government Support overall, with particularly high levels of state arts funding.

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Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA (pop. 9,829,544)

Arts Providers   1st
  Independent artists 1st
  Arts and culture employees 6th
  Arts and culture organizations 161st
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 1st
Arts Dollars   52nd
  Program revenue 86th
  Contributed revenue 47th
  Total expenses 50th
  Total compensation 45th
Government Support   259th
  State arts dollars 899th
  State arts grants 904th
  Federal arts dollars 110th
  Federal arts grants 97th

Boasts more independent artists and arts, culture, and entertainment firms per capita than any other community in the U.S., ranking first on Arts Providers overall.

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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (pop. 3,690,512)

Arts Providers   29th
  Independent artists 62nd
  Arts and culture employees 16th
  Arts and culture organizations 47th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 48th
Arts Dollars   9th
  Program revenue 7th
  Contributed revenue 19th
  Total expenses 10th
  Total compensation 10th
Government Support   3rd
  State arts dollars 2nd
  State arts grants 80th
  Federal arts dollars 6th
  Federal arts grants 12th

Scores within the top 1% on Arts Dollars overall, including sub-measures on program revenue, expenses, and compensation paid to those working in arts and culture.

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Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN (pop. 2,012,476)

Arts Providers   9th
  Independent artists 18th
  Arts and culture employees 8th
  Arts and culture organizations 243rd
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 4th
Arts Dollars   23rd
  Program revenue 6th
  Contributed revenue 45th
  Total expenses 22nd
  Total compensation 38th
Government Support   55th
  State arts dollars 159th
  State arts grants 160th
  Federal arts dollars 90th
  Federal arts grants 56th

Scores within the top 1% on Arts Providers overall, including its sub-measures of arts and culture employees and arts, culture, and entertainment firms.

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New Orleans-Metairie, LA (pop. 1,261,726)

Arts Providers   43rd
  Independent artists 59th
  Arts and culture employees 22nd
  Arts and culture organizations 153rd
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 61st
Arts Dollars   13th
  Program revenue 18th
  Contributed revenue 15th
  Total expenses 17th
  Total compensation 22nd
Government Support   24th
  State arts dollars 228th
  State arts grants 180th
  Federal arts dollars 19th
  Federal arts grants 35th

Scores within the top 2% on Arts Dollars overall, including sub-measures around program and contributed revenue, and expenses.

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New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ (pop. 12,076,970)

Arts Providers   2nd
  Independent artists 5th
  Arts and culture employees 1st
  Arts and culture organizations 30th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 2nd
Arts Dollars   5th
  Program revenue 5th
  Contributed revenue 7th
  Total expenses 5th
  Total compensation 5th
Government Support   9th
  State arts dollars 43rd
  State arts grants 68th
  Federal arts dollars 17th
  Federal arts grants 7th

Scores within the top 1% on all measures of Arts Vibrancy, and boasts more arts and culture employees than any other community in the U.S.

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Newark, NJ-PA (pop. 2,273,431)

Arts Providers   16th
  Independent artists 30th
  Arts and culture employees 14th
  Arts and culture organizations 203rd
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 13th
Arts Dollars   32nd
  Program revenue 35th
  Contributed revenue 50th
  Total expenses 39th
  Total compensation 29th
Government Support   34th
  State arts dollars 36th
  State arts grants 241st
  Federal arts dollars 69th
  Federal arts grants 53rd

Scores within the top 2% on Arts Providers overall, including its sub-measures of arts and culture employees and arts, culture, and entertainment firms.

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Philadelphia, PA (pop. 2,150,100)

Arts Providers   66th
  Independent artists 118th
  Arts and culture employees 29th
  Arts and culture organizations 49th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 98th
Arts Dollars   6th
  Program revenue 12th
  Contributed revenue 11th
  Total expenses 8th
  Total compensation 6th
Government Support   23rd
  State arts dollars 146th
  State arts grants 245th
  Federal arts dollars 24th
  Federal arts grants 20th

Scores within the top 1% on Arts Dollars overall, with strengths in total expenses and compensation paid to those working in arts and culture.

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Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (pop. 2,511,612)

Arts Providers   22nd
  Independent artists 46th
  Arts and culture employees 10th
  Arts and culture organizations 52nd
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 23rd
Arts Dollars   51st
  Program revenue 54th
  Contributed revenue 57th
  Total expenses 67th
  Total compensation 39th
Government Support   63rd
  State arts dollars 316th
  State arts grants 268th
  Federal arts dollars 80th
  Federal arts grants 40th

Scores within the top 3% on Arts Providers overall, including its sub-measures of arts and culture employees and Arts, culture & entertainment firms.

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Salt Lake City, UT (pop. 1,263,061)

Arts Providers   28th
  Independent artists 44th
  Arts and culture employees 80th
  Arts and culture organizations 252nd
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 20th
Arts Dollars   66th
  Program revenue 70th
  Contributed revenue 67th
  Total expenses 90th
  Total compensation 51st
Government Support   57th
  State arts dollars 187th
  State arts grants 118th
  Federal arts dollars 144th
  Federal arts grants 63rd

Scores within the top 3% on Arts Providers overall, including the number of arts, culture & entertainment firms per capita.

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San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA (pop. 1,553,089)

Arts Providers   8th
  Independent artists 38th
  Arts and culture employees 2nd
  Arts and culture organizations 9th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 8th
Arts Dollars   1st
  Program revenue 1st
  Contributed revenue 2nd
  Total expenses 2nd
  Total compensation 1st
Government Support   45th
  State arts dollars 899th
  State arts grants 894th
  Federal arts dollars 16th
  Federal arts grants 3rd

Boasts the highest levels of per capita program revenue and total compensation paid to those working in arts and culture, ranking first in the nation on Arts Dollars overall.

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Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA (pop. 3,085,845)

Arts Providers   19th
  Independent artists 42nd
  Arts and culture employees 38th
  Arts and culture organizations 80th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 15th
Arts Dollars   26th
  Program revenue 22nd
  Contributed revenue 51st
  Total expenses 28th
  Total compensation 33rd
Government Support   98th
  State arts dollars 580th
  State arts grants 379th
  Federal arts dollars 55th
  Federal arts grants 30th

Scores within the top 2% on Arts Providers overall, including its sub-measure on the number of arts, culture & entertainment firms per capita.

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Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (pop. 5,021,772)

Arts Providers   48th
  Independent artists 100th
  Arts and culture employees 19th
  Arts and culture organizations 54th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 52nd
Arts Dollars   3rd
  Program revenue 8th
  Contributed revenue 1st
  Total expenses 1st
  Total compensation 4th
Government Support   4th
  State arts dollars 8th
  State arts grants 59th
  Federal arts dollars 10th
  Federal arts grants 17th

Among the top 1% on overall Government Support and Arts Dollars, including all its sub-measures, ranking 1st in per capita contributed revenue and expenses in the nation.

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Top 10 Medium Communities

(in alphabetical order) 

Here you will find details on the top 10 arts-vibrant communities with populations between 100,000 and 1,000,000. We report on percentile rankings for Arts Providers, Arts Dollars, and Government Support, as well as the rankings of the underlying measures. Subtle distinctions often emerge that illuminate particular strengths. Again, we weight Arts Providers and Arts Dollars at 45% each and Government Support at 10%. 

Ann Arbor, MI (pop. 369,390)

Arts Providers   91st
  Independent artists 154th
  Arts and culture employees 21st
  Arts and culture organizations 33rd
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 277th
Arts Dollars   43rd
  Program revenue 42nd
  Contributed revenue 70th
  Total expenses 62nd
  Total compensation 31st
Government Support   42nd
  State arts dollars 37th
  State arts grants 50th
  Federal arts dollars 101st
  Federal arts grants 72nd

Scores within the top 5% of all MSAs on overall Arts Dollars and Government support, with particular strengths in total compensation and state arts dollars per capita.

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Boulder, CO (pop. 329,543)

Arts Providers   7th
  Independent artists 12th
  Arts and culture employees 42nd
  Arts and culture organizations 38th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 7th
Arts Dollars   104th
  Program revenue 66th
  Contributed revenue 150th
  Total expenses 125th
  Total compensation 101st
Government Support   168th
  State arts dollars 373rd
  State arts grants 256th
  Federal arts dollars 209th
  Federal arts grants 237th

Scores within the top 1% on Arts Providers overall, with particular strengths in arts, culture, and entertainment firms.

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Bozeman, MT (pop. 122,713)

Arts Providers   10th
  Independent artists 11th
  Arts and culture employees 106th
  Arts and culture organizations 95th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 12th
Arts Dollars   173rd
  Program revenue 131st
  Contributed revenue 218th
  Total expenses 161st
  Total compensation 192nd
Government Support   116th
  State arts dollars 192nd
  State arts grants 52nd
  Federal arts dollars 261st
  Federal arts grants 92nd

Scores within the top 1% on Arts Providers overall, ranking in the top 2% on two of its four sub-measures.

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Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA (pop. 719,146)

Arts Providers   122nd
  Independent artists 146th
  Arts and culture employees 113th
  Arts and culture organizations 197th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 116th
Arts Dollars   31st
  Program revenue 30th
  Contributed revenue 52nd
  Total expenses 51st
  Total compensation 23rd
Government Support   43rd
  State arts dollars 16th
  State arts grants 51th
  Federal arts dollars 161st
  Federal arts grants 174th

Scores within the top 4% on Arts Dollars overall, including two sub-measures related to program revenue and compensation paid to those working in arts and culture.

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Ithaca, NY (pop. 105,162)

Arts Providers   14th
  Independent artists 56th
  Arts and culture employees 5th
  Arts and culture organizations 8th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 18th
Arts Dollars   20th
  Program revenue 19th
  Contributed revenue 16th
  Total expenses 41st
  Total compensation 49th
Government Support   1st
  State arts dollars 9th
  State arts grants 21st
  Federal arts dollars 3rd
  Federal arts grants 8th

Ranks 1st in the nation in Government Support, and is within the top 1% on sub-measures related to state art dollars, federal arts dollars, and federal art grants per capita.

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Kalamazoo-Portage, MI (pop. 261,108)

Arts Providers   73rd
  Independent artists 135th
  Arts and culture employees 23rd
  Arts and culture organizations 66th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 106th
Arts Dollars   37th
  Program revenue 130th
  Contributed revenue 35th
  Total expenses 49th
  Total compensation 26th
Government Support   79th
  State arts dollars 41st
  State arts grants 48th
  Federal arts dollars 223rd
  Federal arts grants 166th

Scores within the top 4% on overall Arts Dollars, including sub-measures around contributed revenue and compensation paid to those working in arts and culture.

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Missoula, MT (pop. 119,533)

Arts Providers   20th
  Independent artists 35th
  Arts and culture employees 15th
  Arts and culture organizations 37th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 28th
Arts Dollars   41st
  Program revenue 20th
  Contributed revenue 73rd
  Total expenses 82nd
  Total compensation 54th
Government Support   26th
  State arts dollars 74th
  State arts grants 11th
  Federal arts dollars 91st
  Federal arts grants 51st

Scores within the top 2% on overall Arts Providers, with particular strengths in arts and culture employees.

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Pittsfield, MA (pop. 128,657)

Arts Providers   68th
  Independent artists 164th
  Arts and culture employees 33rd
  Arts and culture organizations 3rd
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 215th
Arts Dollars   4th
  Program revenue 3rd
  Contributed revenue 3rd
  Total expenses 3rd
  Total compensation 2nd
Government Support   11th
  State arts dollars 20th
  State arts grants 8th
  Federal arts dollars 20th
  Federal arts grants 42nd

Scores within the top 1% on overall Arts Dollars and all sub-measures. Is among the top 2% of overall Government Support, attracting a high number of state arts grants.

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San Rafael, CA (pop. 260,206)

Arts Providers   6th
  Independent artists 15th
  Arts and culture employees 3rd
  Arts and culture organizations 16th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 5th
Arts Dollars   19th
  Program revenue 26th
  Contributed revenue 28th
  Total expenses 23rd
  Total compensation 15th
Government Support   184th
  State arts dollars 940th
  State arts grants 917th
  Federal arts dollars 94b
  Federal arts grants 28th

Scores within the top 1% on Arts Providers overall, including its sub-measures of arts and culture employees and arts, culture, and entertainment firms.

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Santa Fe, NM (pop. 155,201)

Arts Providers   3rd
  Independent artists 3rd
  Arts and culture employees 17th
  Arts and culture organizations 7th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 9th
Arts Dollars   8th
  Program revenue 9th
  Contributed revenue 8th
  Total expenses 6th
  Total compensation 7th
Government Support   6th
  State arts dollars 267th
  State arts grants 141st
  Federal arts dollars 2nd
  Federal arts grants 1st

Scores within the top 1% on all measures of arts vibrancy,  and all sub-measures related to Arts Dollars. Attracts the highest number of federal arts grants in the nation.

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Top 10 Small Communities

(in alphabetical order) 

In this section, we list each community’s percentile ranking on Arts Providers, Arts Dollars and Government Support. All 10 communities listed here are considered Micropolitan Statistical Areas by the Census Bureau, meaning they are counties with a principal city that has a population between 10,000 and 50,000, plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of integration with that core city. The Census Bureau names the MSA for the principal city rather than the county. However, it is important to keep in mind that all MSAs are made up of at least one county, so we capture the activity of the entire county, not just the principal city. Many of these communities might be described as small artist colonies or tourist destinations supported by part-time residents. We remind readers that Arts Providers and Arts Dollars are weighted at 45% each and Government Support is weighted at 10%.

Bennington, VT (pop. 37,312)

Arts Providers   218th
  Independent artists 366th
  Arts and culture employees 210th
  Arts and culture organizations 17th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 499th
Arts Dollars   15th
  Program revenue 73rd
  Contributed revenue 17th
  Total expenses 14th
  Total compensation 12th
Government Support   107th
  State arts dollars 268th
  State arts grants 442nd
  Federal arts dollars 39th
  Federal arts grants 64th

Scores within the top 2% on Arts Dollars overall, including sub-measures around contributed revenue, expenses, and compensation paid to those working in arts and culture.

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Brevard, NC (pop. 33,165)

Arts Providers   77th
  Independent artists 55th
  Arts and culture employees 96th
  Arts and culture organizations 60th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 260th
Arts Dollars   45th
  Program revenue 34th
  Contributed revenue 58th
  Total expenses 26th
  Total compensation 85th
Government Support   17th
  State arts dollars 31st
  State arts grants 116th
  Federal arts dollars 56th
  Federal arts grants 11th

Scores within the top 2% on Government Support overall, with particular strengths in federal art grants per capita.

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Easton, MD (pop. 37,626)

Arts Providers   83rd
  Independent artists 81st
  Arts and culture employees 128th
  Arts and culture organizations 15th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 317th
Arts Dollars   11th
  Program revenue 17th
  Contributed revenue 13th
  Total expenses 16th
  Total compensation 14th
Government Support   72nd
  State arts dollars 5th
  State arts grants 29th
  Federal arts dollars 601st
  Federal arts grants 537th

Scores within the top 2% on Arts Dollars overall and all of its sub-measures. Among the top 1% of markets for state arts dollars per capita.

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Glenwood Springs, CO (pop. 79,509)

Arts Providers   80th
  Independent artists 57th
  Arts and culture employees 460th
  Arts and culture organizations 20th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 84th
Arts Dollars   53rd
  Program revenue 28th
  Contributed revenue 32nd
  Total expenses 37th
  Total compensation 37th
Government Support   218th
  State arts dollars 513st
  State arts grants 536th
  Federal arts dollars 137th
  Federal arts grants 55th

Scores within the top 6% on Arts Dollars overall, including all sub-measures.Among the top 2% on the number of arts and culture organizations per capita.

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Hailey, ID (pop. 25,905)

Arts Providers   15th
  Independent artists 7th
  Arts and culture employees 215th
  Arts and culture organizations 14th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 62nd
Arts Dollars   14th
  Program revenue 15th
  Contributed revenue 4th
  Total expenses 9th
  Total compensation 9th
Government Support   20th
  State arts dollars 42nd
  State arts grants 7th
  Federal arts dollars 44th
  Federal arts grants 19th

Scores within the top 2% on overall Arts Providers, driven by a large concentration of independent artists. Is among the top 2% on Arts Dollars and all of its sub-measures.

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Hudson, NY (pop. 61,776)

Arts Providers   31st
  Independent artists 31st
  Arts and culture employees 24th
  Arts and culture organizations 21st
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 131st
Arts Dollars   129th
  Program revenue 164th
  Contributed revenue 88th
  Total expenses 129th
  Total compensation 150th
Government Support   68th
  State arts dollars 17th
  State arts grants 31st
  Federal arts dollars 181st
  Federal arts grants 167th

Scores within the top 4% on Arts Providers overall, including its sub-measures of arts and culture employees and arts and culture organizations per capita.

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Jackson, WY-ID (pop. 35,842)

Arts Providers   4th
  Independent artists 10th
  Arts and culture employees 7th
  Arts and culture organizations 4th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 10th
Arts Dollars   7th
  Program revenue 14th
  Contributed revenue 6th
  Total expenses 7th
  Total compensation 24th
Government Support   5th
  State arts dollars 21st
  State arts grants 2nd
  Federal arts dollars 13th
  Federal arts grants 6th

Scores within the top 1% on all measures of arts vibrancy, and on all sub-measures related to overall Arts Providers.

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Key West, FL (pop. 82,179)

Arts Providers   63rd
  Independent artists 79th
  Arts and culture employees 783rd
  Arts and culture organizations 18th
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 17th
Arts Dollars   46th
  Program revenue 31st
  Contributed revenue 39th
  Total expenses 53rd
  Total compensation 97th
Government Support   262nd
  State arts dollars 308th
  State arts grants 148th
  Federal arts dollars 667th
  Federal arts grants 871st

Scores within the top 5% on Arts Dollars overall, including sub-measures related to program and contributed revenue.

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Steamboat Springs, CO (pop. 25,091)

Arts Providers   5th
  Independent artists 4th
  Arts and culture employees 267th
  Arts and culture organizations 1st
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 6th
Arts Dollars   17th
  Program revenue 27th
  Contributed revenue 26th
  Total expenses 13th
  Total compensation 28th
Government Support   2nd
  State arts dollars 47th
  State arts grants 13th
  Federal arts dollars 4th
  Federal arts grants 5th

Among the top 1% on Arts Providers, with the highest number of arts and culture organizations per capita. In the top 1% on Government Support and two of its four sub-measures.

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Vineyard Haven, MA (pop. 21,097)

Arts Providers   111th
  Independent artists 245th
  Arts and culture employees 53rd
  Arts and culture organizations 2nd
  Arts, culture & entertainment firms 491st
Arts Dollars   18th
  Program revenue 117th
  Contributed revenue 14th
  Total expenses 15th
  Total compensation 18th
Government Support   12th
  State arts dollars 121st
  State arts grants 19th
  Federal arts dollars 21st
  Federal arts grants 10th

Scores within the top 2% on Arts Dollars and three of its four sub-measures, as well as Government Support, with particular strengths in attracting federal arts grants.

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Conclusion

Arts vibrancy is multifaceted and its constellations manifest in different ways, depending on strengths that develop out of the character of a place and the people who live there. Communities that value arts and culture invest in it, and those investments are reflected in the number of Arts Providers, the Arts Dollars, and the level of Government Support secured from state and federal sources. These 40 communities each have their own unique character, as do all counties across the country. To see the strengths of your county and potential areas of growth, visit the interactive Arts Vibrancy Map.

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