State-Level Estimates of Arts and Cultural Employment (2001-2014)

Posted April 2017

This profile features state-level estimates of arts and cultural employment and compensation derived from the Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA), which is produced jointly by the NEA’s Office of Research & Analysis and the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Commerce Department. State-level ACPSA estimates are available for total arts and cultural production, and for the 35 ACPSA industries.

For each U.S. state, the interactive map below illustrates the number of workers employed by arts and cultural industries; it also shows the compensation (earnings and benefits) paid to these workers. To permit comparisons, the graphic relates arts and cultural employment as a share of the total workforce in each state. This state-wide concentration of arts and cultural workers is indexed to a national rate (1.0).