The Greater Augusta Arts Council announced the results of the Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) survey project at the annual Legislative Luncheon hosted Thursday, November 9. The results reveal that arts and culture generate $57.8 million in direct economic activity in the Greater Augusta Area! Randy Cohen, Vice President for Americans for the Arts (AFTA), presented on the project at the luncheon, which studied the contribution of the nonprofit arts industry in the Greater Augusta area to our local economy.
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Guest speaker Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts, will present the results of Augusta’s participation in AEP5 – an economic impact survey completed in 2016 that shows the impact of the nonprofit arts community to the local, regional, & national economy. He will highlight the contributions of the arts community in both Richmond and Columbia County counties, which – according to the results – generates 58 million dollars in direct economic activity.
6-8 pm. Proceeds benefit the Greater Augusta Arts Council and the Sacred Heart Cultural Center.