This issue of Review of Applied Urban Research features "Economic Impact of Non-Profit Nebraska Arts Organizations," by Murray Frost.
The value of a community's theatre and dance groups, art galleries, symphony and other performing and visual arts is usually assessed from the perspective of the community's cultural life. The organizations which promote and facilitate artistic development are usually perceived in relation to their value only to the artists and their audiences. However, the artists and their organizations also contribute to the economy of their communities through salaries to employees, consumption of supplies, rent and purchase of facilities, and use of transportation, maintenance, advertising and other service industries. To a great extent, the position of the arts in a community's economic structure is obscured because most arts organizations are public service, non-profit organizations, and because few studies have been conducted.
(CPAR), Center for Public Affairs Research, "Review of Applied Urban Research 1978, Vol. 6, No. 5" (1977). Publications Archives, 1963-2000. 435.