Calling for American Rescue Plan Funding to Support the Arts in Frederick
The arts are a unique asset in Frederick.
They are a driver of hospitality, tourism and restaurant participation.
As the community prepares to receive the latest round of federal Covid-19 relief via the American Rescue Plan, we ask our community leaders to prioritize the arts as a key economic catalyst in Frederick.
Covid-19 has had a staggering impact on Frederick's cultural sector just when our county needs the arts the most.
We look forward to being a partner in shaping critically needed support to the arts made possible by this relief.
Uplift the Arts and the Arts will Uplift You!
The Creative Sector is one of three key sectors that drive regional economies." [Brookings 2020]
The Arts are a $878 billion dollar industry that support 5.1 million jobs. [4.5 % of nation's economy-- a larger share of GDP than agriculture, transportation and tourism sectors. [AFTA 2020]
§ MD Arts organizations and their audiences generated a total of $294.2 million in spending by more than 11.2 million people. (MSAC, 2019)
§ A total of 11,169 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs and $328.2 million in salaries were generated by the arts industry in FY 2019 (MSAC, 2019)
§ Maryland's arts organizations generated $45.7 million in state and local tax revenue in FY 2019. (MSAC, 2019)
§ Every visit to an arts event generates $31.47 per person beyond ticket cost in spending on meals, parking, retail shopping and lodging. [AFTA, 2020] support. The creative sector is one of three key sectors that drive regional economies.