Many of us recognize the value of the arts for entertainment and cultural fulfillment. Now, for the first time, the federal government says it can quantify the economic impact of the arts: $504 billion, or 3.2 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product. Now that's a blockbuster. We'll talk about how the number was derived with the lead analyst at the National Endowement for the Arts Wednesday at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas, and examine the impact of the arts locally.
Sunil Iyengar, Research & Analysis Director, National Endowment for the Arts
Kristin Puch, Research & Advancement director, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture
Iryna Lendel, Assistant Director of the Center for Economic Development, Levin College of Urban Affairs, CSU