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Arts, Culture & Economic Prosperity

Every five years, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance participates in the Arts and Economic Prosperity (AEP) study conducted by Americans for the Arts (AFTA). This year’s Arts & Economic Prosperity 6: The Economic and Social Impact Study of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their Audiences in the Greater Philadelphia Region (AEP6) marks the fifth time the Cultural Alliance has participated in this research.

The full report will be released on April 30, 2024. Join the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance for a release webinar on April 30 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. The Cultural Alliance’s Director of Research and Data, Kristen Vinh, will be joined by Nicholas Crosson, Development & Research Manager at PA Humanities to take arts and culture organizations through the AEP6 findings. Together, we will review the latest data about the total economic impact generated by Greater Philadelphia’s arts and culture nonprofits, data on audiences and their economic impact, tax revenue generated, and more! Participants will also learn more about the opportunity to purchase custom reports detailing their organization’s individualized impact.


Read Agenda: Prosperity, the most recent report published in 2017.

Customized Impact Reports

Order before April 15 to secure pre-sale pricing!

On April 30, we will be releasing the newest edition of our Prosperity Economic Impact Report. Collecting data is crucial to the Cultural Alliance's advocacy efforts; elected officials and civic leaders need to be able to see the returns on their public and private investments in arts and culture.  

In addition to the region-wide and city-level reports, the Cultural Alliance can also create customized economic-impact reports for specific cultural organizations. These individualized reports provide key economic indicators such as total economic impact, direct and indirect spending, resident household income, and tax revenue for each organization.

The data from the last Prosperity report is now over five years old, and we are eager to share the new aggregate findings with our community this spring. A customized Prosperity report is a powerful tool to quantify your organization's specific economic impact to key stakeholders like your board, donors, audiences, and others. 

Organizations must be in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties to receive a report. Reports will be delivered starting May 2024.


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This year, we’re offering a variety of custom impact reports to suit your organization’s needs.

Basic Economic Impact Report

Includes a spreadsheet detailing the following data points based on 2022 budget and attendance information:

  • Organization Impact
    • Direct and Indirect and Totals
    • Residential Income Generated
    • Taxes generated (Local, State, Federal)
  • Audience Impact  – Direct and Indirect
    • Direct and Indirect and Totals
    • Residential Income Generated
    • Taxes generated (Local, State, Federal)
  • Total Impact 
    • Direct and Indirect and Totals
    • Residential Income Generated
    • Taxes generated (Local, State, Federal)


Pre-order pricing before April 15: $150 for Cultural Alliance members, $200 for nonmembers. 

Pricing after April 15: $200 for Cultural Alliance members, $250 for nonmembers


Premium Economic Impact Report Package

Everything included in the Basic Economic Report, PLUS: Custom one-page designed report using your organization's brand colors and up to 3 social media graphics detailing your impact. See samples below. 

Sample designed custom report: 

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Sample social media graphics:

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Pre-order pricing before April 15: $250 for Cultural Alliance members, $350 for nonmembers

Pricing after April 15: $300 for Cultural Alliance members, $400 for nonmembers


Premium Economic Package – Organization Cohorts

Everything included in the Premium Economic Impact Report for your cohort of up to 10 organizations. Cohort examples: history organizations in Old City; all theaters in Center City, etc. 

Pre-order pricing before April 15: $700 for Cultural Alliance members, $950 for nonmembers. 

Pricing after April 15: $750 for Cultural Alliance members, $1,000 for nonmembers. 


Want to receive a discounted Prosperity custom report plus all of our member benefits? Read more about membership and join here.

Looking for custom reports for multiple organizations or something else? Email Director of Data and Research Kristen Vinh at