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Americans for the Arts Study: Irving’s Nonprofit Arts & Culture Industry

Irving’s Nonprofit Arts & Culture Industry Generates $25.5mm in Economic Activity; Supports 1,000+ Jobs Annually According to Americans for the Arts Study

IRVING, TEXAS. — The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $25.5 million in annual economic activity in Irving, Texas, supporting 1,031 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $2.6 million in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 national economic impact study. The most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States, Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 was conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.

Irving’s Investment in the Arts Shows Great Returns

Results show that nonprofit arts and culture organizations spent $24.2 million during fiscal year 2015. This spending is far-reaching: organizations pay employees, purchase supplies, contract for services and acquire assets within their community. Those dollars, in turn, generated $20.2 million in household income for local residents and more than $1 million in local and state government revenues.

“Art, like water, raises all ships. The data from the Arts and Economic Prosperity study proves that the impact of the arts in Irving goes beyond the benefits of community engagement and quality of life, it bolsters the economic well-being of our city, says Todd Eric Hawkins, Executive Director of the City of Irving’s Department of Arts & Culture. “The arts not only builds metaphorical bridges in the community, it literally contributes to building bridges in Irving.”

National Impact of the Arts
Nationwide, the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 reveals that the nonprofit arts industry produces $166.3 billion in economic activity every year, resulting in $63.8 billion in federal, state and local tax revenues. In addition, it supports 4.6 million full-time equivalent jobs and generates $27.5 billion in government revenue.

“This study demonstrates that the arts are an economic and employment powerhouse both locally and across the nation,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “A vibrant arts and culture industry helps local businesses thrive and helps local communities become stronger and healthier places to live. Leaders who care about community and economic vitality can feel good about choosing to invest in the arts. Nationally as well as locally, the arts mean business.”

Arts Industry Boon for Local Businesses
In addition to spending by organizations, the nonprofit arts and culture industry leverages $1.3 million in event-related spending by its audiences. That spending pumps vital revenue into restaurants, hotels, retail stores, and other local businesses. In Irving, these dollars support 1,031 full-time equivalent jobs and generate $2.6 million in local and state government revenues.

Methodology, Participation, and Regional Announce
(June 28)
The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study was conducted by Americans for the Arts and supported by The Ruth Lilly Fund of Americans for the Arts. Americans for the Arts’ local, regional, and statewide project partners contributed both time and financial support to the study. Financial information from organizations was collected in partnership with DataArts™, using a new online survey interface. For a full list of the communities who participated in the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study, visit www.AmericansForTheArts.org/AEP5Partners.

On Wednesday, June 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Dallas City Performance Hall the public is invited to a regional announcement of the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study. The event is hosted by the Business Council for the Arts, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Dallas Arts District as well as local partners: Irving Arts Center/Irving Department of Arts & Culture, the City of Richardson, the Arts Council of Fort Worth, and the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater. The event is free to attend but registration is required. Visit ntbca.org for more information.

Irving Arts Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is now part of City of Irving’s Department of Arts and Culture. Irving Arts Center alone hosts approximately 1,400 events annually, including 200+ performances and 25+ exhibitions, welcoming more than 100,000 visitors. Parking is free and the facility is open daily. For more information, call (972) 252-7558 or visit www.IrvingArtsCenter.com.

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Regional Announcement of Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 Study – June 28

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Join Business Council for the Arts, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Dallas Arts District for the event we have all been waiting for!

Learn about arts impact, including tourism and employment, in North Texas and across the nation. Business Council for the Arts in conjunction with Americans for the Arts, collaborated with local study partners on the AEP5 Study in the cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, Lewisville and Richardson.


Wed, June 28, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT


Dallas City Performance Hall

2520 Flora Street

Dallas, TX 75201

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Dr. Mark Roglán Honored at 28th Annual Obelisk Awards


Each year, The Obelisk Awards recognize the extraordinary achievements that can be obtained when commerce and culture unite.

Congratulations Dr. Mark A. Roglán
The Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum

Inaugural Recipient
“Visionary Nonprofit Arts Leader”

Pictured above with Kevin Hurst, Neiman Marcus Director of Charitable Giving and
Co-chair of the 28th Annual Obelisk Awards Luncheon.
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LAI Informational Happy Hour – July 12 Collin & Denton Counties; July 14 Dallas County


Interested in learning about Leadership Arts Institute? Join us for an informational happy hour to learn more about the program and hear first-hand experiences from some Leadership Arts Alumni. Light bites, beer and wine will be provided, courtesy of our friends at Seasons 52!

For more information about BCA or LAI, visit www.ntbca.org. See the LAI page.

July 12, 2016 – Collin & Denton Counties.
July 14, 2016 – Dallas County
Have questions about LAI Informational Happy Hour? Contact Business Council for the Arts 
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OMOT Regional Art Show Opening Reception Sept. 30 at NorthPark

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Come explore the artistic talents of business professionals in North Texas! Winning artworks from companies participating in On My Own Time will be on display at NorthPark Center from September 26th through October 9th. Join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, September 30th to celebrate with the artists themselves!

On My Own Time, a program of Business Council for the Arts, is a regional corporate arts competition showcasing the artistic talents of business professionals in North Texas. For more information, visit www.ntbca.org/omot.

Have questions about OMOT Regional Art Show Opening Reception? Contact Business Council for the Arts

Companies may join the OMOT program at http://ntbca.org/omot

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Call for Nominations for the 2016 Obelisk Awards


Submit Your Nominations for the 2016 Obelisk Awards

Deadline: April 15, 2016


Co-chairs: Kevin Hurst, Director of Charitable Giving, Neiman Marcus Group

Dotti Reader, Managing Director, Tolleson Wealth Management

Is there an outstanding company or business leader that has contributed to your organization’s success? Do you know of an arts/cultural organization that has partnered with your business in a way that is innovative? It’s time to nominate them for an Obelisk Award – and we’ve simplified the online process!

Nominate companies for these awards:

  • The New Initiatives Award recognizes businesses for supporting an innovative arts/cultural program created within the past three years. Awards are given to one large, medium and small business each.
  • The Arts Partnerships Award recognizes businesses that have provided sustained support for three or more years. Awards are given to one large, medium and small business each.
  • The Arts Education Award recognizes one outstanding business for its support of arts education.

Nominate individual business leaders for these awards:

  • The Leadership Award recognizes long-term leadership and commitment to arts/culture by a business executive (president, CEO, partner).
  • Outstanding Alumnus Award recognizes outstanding board leadership and commitment by a graduate of the Leadership Arts Institute.

Nominate a non-profit arts or cultural organization for this award:

  • The Outstanding Arts Organization Award given by Neiman Marcus to recognize one outstanding non-profit organization for a project or program that has enhanced the community through partnership with a business.

Submit your nominations online at http://ntbca.org/obelisk-nominations

You may also print the form and submit by fax (972) 991-8320 or mail to:


The 2016 Obelisk Awards

8687 N. Central Expressway, Suite 2131

Dallas, Texas 75225


For more information please contact Ashley.Wilson@ntbca.org

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Join BCA at KERA for a Business + Arts Mixer and Presentation on Art&Seek by Anne Bothwell

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Business + Arts Mixer Featuring Anne Bothwell

Join us for a Business + Arts Mixer featuring a presentation on the new Art&Seek by Anne Bothwell, Director of Art&Seek and Vice President of Arts for KERA.

AnneBothwellAfter drinks and light bites, with time for business and arts professionals to mingle, Anne will take us on a virtual tour of the new Art&Seek, an essential and comprehensive tool for finding your heARTS‘ desires.


Monday, February 29, 2016
6:00PM Reception
7:00PM Presentation

KERA – 3000 Harry Hines Boulevard Dallas, TX 75201

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Anne Bothwell leads the Art&Seek initiative, which is bringing more stories about arts and culture in North Texas to KERA radio, television and right here to the Web.
For more than half of her 20 years in journalism, Anne has edited and shaped arts coverage, most recently at The Dallas Morning News. There she helped create the GuideLive arts and entertainment section of the newspaper and led award-winning coverage of the South By Southwest Music Conference.

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