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IMPACT POINTS

By 2020, creativity will be the third most desired skill by employers.

By 2020, employers say they'll be seeking, as their top three desired skills, complex problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity. The arts drive all three when integrated into education.

Arts and cultural production in 2015 represented 4.3% of the US economy, produced $689.7 billion and created 4.7 million jobs.

The Future of Jobs: Employment, Skills, and Workforce Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. (2016) World Economic Forum. Retrieved 15 May 2018 from https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-future-of-jobs.

Future of Jobs. (2016)

Restrepo, F. (2015). Arts & the Workforce [Electronic version]. Excerpted from Arts and America: Arts, Culture, and the Future of America’s Communities. Washington, DC: Americans for the Arts. Retrieved 3 March 2018 from https://www.americansforthearts.org/sites/default/files/Arts&America_Wo…

EXAMPLES OF PRACTICE

Dorchester Industries

Chicago, Illinois
Dorchester Industries has grown out of Rebuild's workforce development program. These programs connect contractors, master craftsmen and artists with residents of Chicago's South Side to provide training in the building trades and creative industries.

The St. Louis Teaching Artist Institute trains teaching artists focused on grades K-12 using a curriculum inspired by the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education. Participants benefit from peer learning and individualized coaching.

East Street Arts (ESA)

New Haven, Connecticut

ESA provides creative workforce development for persons with disabilities and local artists and makers. It includes diverse populations in arts programming by hiring and training local artists to hold workshops with persons of all abilities and

ACE works to strengthen support for creative freelancers, creative organizations, and individuals involved in creative work. At its heart, ACE is about strengthening the Capital Region’s creative economy to drive business development, increase jobs,

Rolling Rez Arts

Rapid City, South Dakota

Rolling Rez Arts is a state-of-the-art mobile arts space, business training center, and mobile bank on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

READING LIST

Ready to Innovate: Key Findings

The Conference Board The Conference Board
Publication Year: 2008

Provides and executive summary of the Ready to Innovate report. The Conference Board and Americans for the Arts, working with the American Association of School Administrators, surveyed 155 U.S. business executives (employers) and 89 school

Ready to Innovate

The Conference Board The Conference Board
Publication Year: 2008

The Conference Board and Americans for the Arts, working with the American Association of School Administrators, surveyed 155 U.S. business executives (employers) and 89 school superintendents and school leaders (superintendents) to determine the skills

ORGANIZATIONS

American Folklife Center

The American Folklife Center preserves and presents American folklife through research, documentation, archival preservation, reference service, live performance, exhibitions, publications, and training.

Center for Arts, Business, and Culture

The studies carried out at Center for Arts, Business & Culture (ABC) focus on aesthetic and cultural analyses of economic activities. Examples include how experiences, emotions, stories, and symbols are used to create economic value; economic analysis of aesthetic activities; and how creative and cultural entrepreneurs build economic value from their artistic practices.

 

US Small Business Administration (SBA)

The SBA helps to start, build, and grow businesses. It offers resources and training that benefit organizations of any size, from how to write business plans to accounting to human resources to market research and more.

The Arts & Social Impact Explorer was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

This fact sheet was developed as part
of the Arts + Social Impact Explorer
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