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ArtsMemphis Announces AEP5 Results

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – ArtsMemphis held a press conference on August 31 to announce the Shelby County Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) results. A packed house listened to remarks by Phil Trenary, President & CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber; Anne Pope, Executive

Columbia Arts Council Ties AEP5 to Tourism Initiative

By Carol White, Director of Operations – Arts & Economic Prosperity 5(AEP5) national economic impact study reports that the City of Columbia generates $7.7 million in total economic activity. This spending—$1.3 million by nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and an additional $6.4 million in event-related

Campbell County Rolls Out AEP5 Results

By Carol White, Associate Director of Operations – On Tuesday, August 22, Executive Director Anne Pope and Folklife Director Bradley Hanson presented the Campbell County, East Tennessee Development District and State Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) results to the Campbell County Rotary Club, as

Arts Mean Business in Murfreesboro

By Carol White, Associate Director of Operations – The City of Murfreesboro released the results of the local Arts & Economic Prosperity study on August 15 at a press conference at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, sending a powerful message to the community that

AEP5 As An Advocacy Tool

By Carol White, Associate Director of Operations – Presenting your local or regional AEP5 report is a perfect opportunity to advocate for the arts to your local city government. A recent example is from the Athens Area Council for the Arts (AACA). On Monday night,

Jackson Announces AEP5 Study Results

By Carol White, Associate Director of Operations – On July 25, Jackson Arts Council’s Brad Little, Board President and Melinda Hearn, Executive Director announced the results of their AEP5 local study report to a crowd gathered at the Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center

Economic Impact Beyond Dollars: Volunteerism

By Carol White, Associate Director of Operations – The recently released Tennessee Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) economic impact study reports that Tennessee’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $1.17 billion in annual economic activity—supporting 38,482 full-time equivalent jobs, and generating $837.8 million in

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