arts and Economic prosperity

Arts & Culture contribute significantly to the success of our local economy. Santa Barbaa ranks 9th out of 367 municipalities across the county in artists per capita. The County Office of Arts & Culture proudly stewards the Arts & Economic Prosperity report, in concert with Americans for the Arts, to assess the direct financial impact of arts.

Did you know?

  • In 2014, California's creative economy generated $293.8 billion dollars
  • 1 in 10 jobs in California is part of the Creative Economy
  • Creativity is the top attribute sought in today's CEOs

Download the Arts & Economic Prosperity Study

Read the NEA's Creative Economy Report