NEA Guide to the U.S. Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account

This paper accompanying release of the ACPSA preliminary estimates for 1998-2011 consists of two parts: one explains the background and inner working of the account -- including an explanation of methods used and international sources consulted -- and the other advances a new framework for understanding the arts/cultural labor force with comparable rigor, as well as how to estimate arts volunteers' contributions to the U.S. economy.