ERIC Number: ED404229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Economic Impact of the Arts in Alaska.
Alaska State Council on the Arts, Anchorage.
This study is aimed at determining the economic impact of the arts in the state of Alaska. Summary and analysis of data from statewide surveys of organizations, art retailers, and artists are the focus of this study. The survey looked at (1) "Artists: Types of Work Produced"; (2) "Artists: Percent of Income from Producing Art"; (3) "Individual Artists: Gross Sales"; (4) "Individual Artists: Percent of Sales to Visitors"; (5) "Artists: Percent of Income from Teaching Art"; and (6) "Individual Artists: Spending." Findings indicated that the fine arts provide a supplementary source of income for many Alaskans. It is estimated that 2000 artists in the state earn at least part of their income from art. Visual artists in Alaska tend to earn more from producing art than do performing or literary artists. Paid positions for musician, actors, and dancers are few. The market for writers is usually outside Alaska. Therefore, the economic impact of individual artists on Alaska's economy is believed to be concentrated in the visual arts. The report presents a separate section on art in rural Alaska. Contains 11 references and samples of survey instruments. (NP)
Descriptors: Acting, Alaska Natives, Artists, Authors, Dance, Economic Factors, Economic Impact, Employment Patterns, Fine Arts, Income, Musicians, Social Science Research, Socioeconomic Influences, Supply and Demand, Visual Arts
Alaska State Council on the Arts, 411 West 4th Avenue, Suite 1E, Anchorage, AK 99501-2343; (907) 269-6610 ($5).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Council on the Arts, Anchorage.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska