Research 

 AEP6 has officially launched on May 1, 2022! 

Americans for the Arts will conduct its sixth Arts & Economic Prosperity (AEP6) study. That’s the year-long++ nationwide study to determine the economic impact of arts and cultural nonprofits and their audiences. United Arts will coordinate the Central Florida Region study (seven counties of Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia, with subset analyses for the cities of Orlando, Winter Garden, Winter Park, and the district of Loch Haven Cultural Park). Read the story: Press release

We hope all seven counties, cities, and arts and cultural 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations will partner with United Arts in this important national study to help us prove the value of arts and culture in this region. AEP 6 participation is voluntary. Nationally, 387 counties/regions representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia are engaged in the AEP6 project.

The AEP6 study participation involves two surveys collected throughout the coming year – Audience surveys (yearlong) and Organizational surveys (begins in January 2023)

  • When? Field work of Audience survey collection begins on May 1, 2022, and will continue throughout the 12 months ending April 2023.
  • What? An Organizational survey (one per nonprofit) will collect financial and staffing information (collected in January to April 2023).
  • Where? The majority of the work will be Audience surveys, collected at a range of events that are open to the public. Surveys will be widely distributed among nonprofits in the participating counties. Ideally, we want to gather the organizational financial data from EVERY nonprofit, but the audience survey will be at selected events, for certain times of the year, until we achieve a broad sample of audience surveys and myriad events throughout the year.
  • How? This year, Audience intercept surveys will be collected in three ways, with no more than 50 per event:
    1.  PDF (traditional method: hard-copy/paper – available in 20 languages)
    2. URL/kiosk version (for tablet or computer station – available in two languages and large print)
    3. A new option: QR code (for attendees to use their own phones – available in two languages and large print)
    –    All audience survey participation must take place at the program or event attended, on the day of.

More information:

If you have questions about AEP6, please contact your AEP6 team, Trudy@UnitedArts.cc and Luke@UnitedArts.cc.

 


Thank you to all who assisted in collecting organizational expenditure surveys and audience surveys, to help Central Florida Region show how important our arts and culture industry is to this region’s residents, visitors, and to the economy!

Together we collected budget and attendance information from 218 eligible nonprofit cultural organizations in the seven-county Central Florida Region, a 31.6% response of the 690+/- registered cultural nonprofits.

RESEARCH REPORTS:

Research Project Description

 AEP5 Study Results – 

REGIONS & COUNTIES:

AEP5 Study Results – 

CITIES & DISTRICTS:

 

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5);  published 2017

Download and share these reports

 


AEP5 is the latest and largest (341 study regions nationwide) research project measuring the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences, with Americans for the Arts. The Central Florida Region is comprised of 7 counties and 690+ nonprofit cultural organizations and government programs. United Arts of Central Florida partners with Americans for the Arts on the AEP nationwide research project, conducted every five years.QUESTIONS? For more information,
contact Trudy Wild, Trudy@UnitedArts.cc, 321.972.9837, or 407.628.0333, x223 ECONOMIC IMPACT CALCULATOR customized to Central Florida Region
 * Central Florida Region (one-sheet); (summary); (full report)

 * Orange County (one-sheet);(summary) (one-sheet & summary); (full report);

 * Brevard County  (summary); (full report)

 * Lake County (summary); (full report)

 * Osceola County (summary); (full report)

 * Polk County (summary); (full report)

 * Seminole County  (summary); (full report)

 * Volusia County (one-sheet); (summary); (full report)

* State of Florida (summary)
– 
Florida Trend article

 * City of Orlando  (one-sheet); (summary); (full report)

 * City of Winter Park (one-sheet); (summary)

 * NEW! district of Loch Haven Cultural Park (one-sheet)

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PRESS RELEASE/Publications from Americans for the Arts:

 * 10 Reasons to Support the Arts -March 2020-POST –  Randy Cohen

 *June 17, 2017 – United Arts – Arts & Culture Boost Central Florida Economy

 * June 16, 2017 – Americans for the Arts – Fifth National Economic Impact Study Findings Revealed

 * FL report – Americans Speak Out About the Arts, 2018

Previous study (AEP IV);
published 2012

Arts & Economic Prosperity IV

AEP IV was a nationwide research project measuring the economic impact of the nonprofit organizations and their audiences, with Americans for the Arts. 

 AEP IV Study Results:

 * Central Florida Region (full report) (one-sheet & summary)

 * Orange County (one-sheet & summary)

 * Seminole County (one-sheet & summary)

 * Osceola County (one-sheet & summary)

 * City of Orlando (one-sheet & summary)

 * City of Winter Park (one-sheet & summary)

Creative Industries (CI) Report, 2017

Americans for the Arts industry reports for 2017 — arts and culture-related companies and jobs, includes both for-profit and not-for-profit companies, by county/region/state.

 

* CI – Orlando Region (4-county Central Florida)  – customized UA area, including major theme parks
* CI – Orange County – customized, including major theme parks
* CI – Lake County
* CI – Osceola County
* CI – Seminole County
* CI – Brevard County
* CI – Polk County
* CI – Volusia County
* CI – State of Florida

Creative Industries (CI) Report, 2015

  — arts and culture-related companies and jobs, includes both for-profit and not-for-profit companies, by county/region/state. * CI – Orlando Region (4-county Central Florida)
* CI – Orange County
* CI – Lake County
* CI – Osceola County
* CI – Seminole County
* CI – State of Florida, 2015

 Cultural Tourism – The Arts Matter! 


LOGOS  & Materials

High-resolution United Arts logo
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NEW! Refreshed Orange County “leaper” logo – (has white background)
To download, right-click on the link and select “Save Link As…” 

AEP5 Survey for Orange County (NOTE: this is for historical reference only; it is no longer in service)