The world's most inspiring and innovative cities place arts and culture among their greatest assets. They understand the importance of factoring the arts into decisions that shape the future of their region and the lives of their residents.
Boston is a great city and a great region -- and we have the potential to shine even brighter. The Arts Factor is an initiative established by ArtsBoston that uses data to demonstrate the positive impact that arts and culture have on Greater Boston.
We are launching The Arts Factor with this 2014 Report featuring new research on the ways that the region's nonprofit arts and cultural sector transforms lives, builds stronger communities, and strengthens the local economy. The data used for this research are drawn primarily from the Massachusetts Cultural Data Project, part of a national effort to collect and use data to strengthen arts and cultural organizations.
Through this initiative, we envision a future of positive collaboration among our region's diverse stakeholders, wellinformed investments in arts and cultural initiatives, and projects and policies that will benefit everyone in Greater Boston.