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Report: Arts Contribute Over $553 Million to Michigan Economy

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The report highlights benefits for Michigan's schools, children and residents. In 2010, more than 2.7 million students benefitted from educational programs at arts and cultural venues that hosted 26,515 youth and school group visits and 1,135 in-school programs. Cultural groups also reported more than 15.7 million visits in 2010, 54 percent of which were free of charge.

Data for the Creative State Michigan report comes from the Michigan Cultural Data Project (CDP), Americans for the Arts' annual Creative Industries Reports, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation/Pure Michigan. Data Driven Detroit provided independent research and analysis for the report. Nationally, CDP operates in 12 states and District of Columbia, with nearly 14,000 organizations participating across the US.

ArtServe Michigan is a statewide nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to cultivating the creative potential of Michigan's arts and cultural sector and creative industries to enhance the public health and well-being of Michigan, its people and communities. ArtServe advocates for arts, culture, arts education and the power of the creative economy in Michigan; provides leadership and professional development for artists, creative practitioners, and arts and cultural organizations; and connects arts and cultural leaders and supporters through strategic communications. Contact ArtServe Michigan at 248-912-0760 or visit ArtServeMichigan.org.

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