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Arts and Economic Prosperity 6

The sixth Arts and Economic Prosperity (AEP6) study documents the economic and social benefits of the nation’s nonprofit arts and culture industry. The 2023 study was conducted in 373 diverse communities and regions across the country, representing all 50 states and Puerto Rico. In the State of Arkansas, 114 nonprofit arts and culture organizations provided their financial and attendance information.

AEP6 reminds us of how critical the arts and culture industry is to community well-being, neighborhood pride, and integrative empathy. The data underscores the creative power of the arts to accelerate a common sense of belonging and stoke economic vibrancy, all the while highlighting how diverse representation makes Arkansas stronger.

Jeannette Balleza CollinsCACHE Board Co-Chair

Arkansas Fast Facts

104.4 million

the amount Arkansas’ audiences generated in nonprofit arts and culture spending


the average amount spent per event by non-Arkansans at arts and culture events.


the amount typical spent per person per event, not including the cost of admission

Northwest Arkansas

This report highlights data specific to Northwest Arkansas. Please see the report in the orange box for statewide data.

Northwest Arkansas AEP6 Report
Northwest Arkansas One Page Summary

State of Arkansas

This report highlights data for the state of Arkansas. Please see the report in the teal box for Northwest Arkansas data.

State of Arkansas AEP6 Report
State of Arkansas One Page Summary

CACHE is proud to have partnered with Arkansas Arts Council and Arkansans for the Arts to conduct AEP6 in the state of Arkansas and Americans for the Arts nationally.