Arts & Economic Prosperity

Did you know?

The nonprofit arts industry and its audience have a $72 million economic impact in the Pikes Peak region each year and help to generate and support 2,168 jobs. These are just some of the findings from the last Arts & Economic Prosperity Study (AEP4) report, which was orchestrated locally in 2012 by the Cultural Office, in cooperation with Americans for the Arts.

Data collection for the current Arts & Economic Prosperity study, AEP5, was completed at the end of 2016, and the results will be released publicly in June 2017 at the Americans for the Arts annual conference in San Francisco, CA. The local and national results of the AEP5 Study will be formally shared with our community at a “Coffee with COPPeR” event on Wednesday, July 12th, from 8:00AM-9:30AM, at the Kathryn Mohrman Theatre on the Colorado College campus in Downtown Colorado Springs. Please RSVP and join us!

To learn more about the findings in the 2012 report (AEP4), please follow the links below:

  Download the full local report

  Download the local highlights brochure

  View the Study Methodology and Quick Facts


Find out more and read the national report here: