Chico Art, Culture and Economy study to be released Monday

Mar 26, 2015 9:06 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett

On Monday, March 30th the Chico Arts Foundation will be hosting a symposium on "The Economics of Art in Chico."

The results of a 2 year formal study of the economic impact of many different types of art forms on the city of Chico will be presented by Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts. He worked closely with the City of Chico Arts Commission to compile the information.

Americans for the Arts is a national advocacy organization for arts and cultural economic development.

From 4 to 5 p.m. on March 30th, Cohen will make a presentation to Mayor Mark Sorenson in the Chico City Council Chambers, 421 Main Street. The discussion will include results that involved 50 arts organizations and more than $8 million dollars in direct spending, a number that rises to more than $17 million when audience spending is included.

A public presentation of the report will take place in Conference Room 2 of the City Council Building from 5 - 6:30 p.m.

And at 7:30 there will be a special invitation only dinner presentation at Red Tavern for arts and cultural groups, directors and staff.

To learn more about the Economic Impact Survey and the symposium visit and on Facebook. For more information on Americans for the Arts go to


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