Arts, culture, and creativity are economic engines for Boston, supporting local
businesses, as well as directly contributing over $2 billion to our economy every year.
Arts, culture, and creativity are part of our regional identity – they’re at the core of our brand, as important as sports, healthcare, education, and technology. More than that, they give meaning and purpose to everything we do.
Arts, culture, and creativity are integral to raising the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, and social innovators. They also help us attract – and retain – a talented, educated workforce. That’s how we stay competitive as a region.
Arts, culture, and creativity help us understand each other and develop stronger bonds with our neighbors, building bridges across race and gender divides. They also help us address important social issues, give us context, and help us define our place and purpose in the world. But there is work to be done to make the sector fully inclusive.
The Arts Factor, June 2019. (PDF, 2.5 MB)