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Call to Action ~ Creative Economy Disciplines

Below are a list of the creative economy disciplines. They all have a measurable impact to the economy on a broad scale. Please go to our website and register to participate for Arts Advocacy Day.

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Fine/Performing Arts (Theater, Music, Dance, Visual Art)

-Economic Impact measured through tourism dollars generated, tax revenue generated, etc.

-A vibrant arts and culture scene can transform an area of a town or an entire town itself (see: Argenta, North Little Rock, Creative Corridor, Little Rock, Wilson, AR)

  1. Music
  2. Opera
  3. Performers
  4. Services & Facilities
  5. Theater
  6. Dance
  7. Photography
  8. Painting & Sculpture


Building Arts (Architecture)

-There is economic and social value to "good design"

-Architecture can help to enrich the cultural value and significance of an area. Good urban design can help to promote civic pride and cultural activity

-Good architecture can be a lynchpin in creating new economic opportunities for communities

  1. Architecture 
  2. Interior Design
  3. Floral Design


Culinary Arts (Chefs, bartenders, food industry employees)

-Economic impact measured through tax dollars generated for the State and municipalities

-Culinary artists can drive tourism and create destinations within their communities

-Culinary artists often employ large support staffs and can be job creators in their communities

  1. Chef/Cooks
  2. Bartendars
  3. Food Industry Employees


Educational Arts (Teachers and Instructors)

-The value of the arts in education cannot be overstated in terms of developing well-rounded, successful students who in turn provide a community with an education and desirable workforce

  1. Teachers
  2. Instructors
  3. NGO - (NEA)
  4. Arts Schools
  5. Arts Councils
  6. Agents


Film, Radio & TV (Story Creation & Documentation)

  1. Motion Picture Production (Directors, Actors, Screen Guilds)
  2. Radio Production (Station Operators, Voce Over Professionals)
  3. Television (Producers, Directors, Station Operators)


Museums and Collections

  1. Historical Society
  2. Museums
  3. Zoos and Botanical Gardens


Publication Design

-The communication plan that supports creative design

  1. Publication (Magazines, Books, Newspapers, etc.)
  2. Advertising
  3. Visual Design and Layout
  4. Book Store Operations
  5. Libraries


Cosmetology (Study and Application of Beauty Treatment)

  1. Hair Stylist, Hair Colorist, Manicurist/Pedicurist
  2. Massage Therapy
  3. Aestheticians
  • State Arts Action Network
    State Arts Action Network
  • Americans for the Arts
    Americans for the Arts
  • Acansa
  • Munro American
    Munro American
  • Morris Foundation
    Morris Foundation
  • National Endowment for the Arts
    National Endowment for the Arts
  • Arkansas Arts Council
    Arkansas Arts Council
  • The Idle Class Magazine
    The Idle Class Magazine

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