8.02 Creative Economy

This page includes data that provide multiple perspectives on the creative economy. The first data set is from Americans for the Arts and includes the total arts and culture expenditures in the community, which includes ticket sales and event-related spending, such as dining out. The second data set, from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, includes the total amount of legislative appropriations for state arts agencies. The third data set, arts and culture expenditures, include operating expenditures by local arts and culture organizations and event-related expenditures by audiences at local arts and culture events. The fourth data set, from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, includes the number of creative jobs by occupational category. Creative jobs are broadly defined to include occupations in the arts, design, and marketing and strategy fields.


Americans for the Arts, Arts & Economic Prosperity Summary Report

U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics


The Greater Fox Cities Region is defined as Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago Counties.

Event expenditure refers to direct event expenses, such as venue hire and related travel and accommodation.

Operating expenditures relate to everyday expense incurred in organizational running costs, that are not a direct event-related spend.

Arts jobs include actors, music teachers, photographers and writers.

Design jobs include architects, graphic designers, fashion designers and cartographers.

Marketing and Strategy jobs include public relations, marketing, fundraising and urban planning roles.