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Study reveals art's big impact on Sioux Falls

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Art is a $35 million industry in the Greater Sioux Falls Area.  That is according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity IV study, the results of which were announced Tuesday at the Washington Pavilion of Arts & Science.

Sioux Falls Concerts Association President Diana Thorson says the study shows just how far the Sioux Falls arts community has come.

"I think it says a lot about the quality of people here in Sioux Falls and the quality of artists the city attracts," said Thorson.

The study was commissioned in 2010 by the Sioux Falls Arts Council, in conjunction with the South Dakota Arts Council, Americans for the Arts, and many non-profit partners.  It was aimed at measuring the annual economic impact of non-profits arts and culture programs in Sioux Falls and surrounding areas.

The results are as follows:

Total industry expenditures - $35,037,688

Revenue generated to local government - $1,470,000

Full-time jobs supported by the arts - 1,324

Household income generated - $30,585,000

Total hours logged by volunteers - 97,860

Average amount spent per person, per event - $21.57

35 of 63 eligible organizations participated in the study, including The Washington Pavilion, Brandon Historical Society, National Music Museum, and Sioux Falls Concerts Association.

 

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