The U.S. Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account: 1998-2019

Posted March 2021

The subject of this profile is the arts economy. It is based on the Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA), which is produced jointly by the National Endowment for the Arts’ Office of Research & Analysis and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), U.S. Commerce Department. Among other data, the ACPSA reveals the size of the arts and cultural sector and its contributions to the U.S. economy, the number of workers employed by those industries and their compensation figures, consumer expenditures on arts and culture, and import/export activity.

Go to the left-hand side of this screen for tools and resources that will enable you to access information about the account. They include a national summary report, detailed data tables, backgrounders on arts and cultural industries, a link to the account on the BEA’s website, and a press release. Also, go here for a state-by-state look at the Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account.