Cultural Facts

THE ARTS GENERATE ALMOST $1.1 BILLION IN ECONOMIC IMPACT.
The economic impact of Miami‐Dade County’s non‐profit arts and cultural industry is $1,076,183,558 every year.
ARTS ORGANIZATIONS HAVE 2‐TO‐1 PURCHASING POWER.
Miami‐Dade County’s non‐profit arts organizations annually spend more than $600 million and leverage another $400 million in additional spending by arts audiences (excluding the cost of admission) ‐ pumping vital revenue into local restaurants, hotels, retail stores, parking garages, and other local businesses.
THE ARTS INDUSTRY GENERATES ALMOST 30,000 FULLTIME JOBS.
29,792 cultural workers are employed full time in Miami‐Dade County, generating $935.3 million in household income to local residents.
EVERY $1 OF COUNTY ARTS FUNDING LEVERAGES $31 OF OTHER FUNDS.
Each dollar of County grant funding support invested by the Department of Cultural Affairs leverages an additional $31 for our community’s cultural non‐profits from other private and public sources.
MORE THAN 13.5 MILLION PEOPLE ATTEND MIAMI‐DADE CULTURAL EVENTS EACH YEAR.
Attendance at cultural events is 13,583,609, more than 20% (2.7 million) of whom are cultural tourists drawn from outside of Miami‐Dade County. Spending by non‐resident attendees in conjunction with their attendance at cultural events is 86% more per person, on average, than that of local attendees ($46.89 vs. $25.21, including costs of lodging, meals, and transportation, etc.), directly benefitting area businesses.
MORE THAN 200,000 CHILDREN ARE REACHED BY CULTURAL PROGRAMS.
With support from The Children’s Trust, the Department of Cultural Affairs reaches more than 200,000 children each year who otherwise might not have access to arts experiences. Programs include scholarships to summer arts and science camps, cultural outreach programs to under‐served audiences, activities for kids both with and without disabilities, and the annual All Kids Included Family Festival.