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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

Ad Industry Keeps Texas Moving

Is North Texas retaking the film-video industry crown from Austin? If so, it's doing so with precious little in the way of feature films. Instead, the winning combination is commercials, television and animation.

American for the Arts Economic Impact Report 2012

This report details the impact of the non-profit arts community on the national, state, and local economy.

Americans for the Arts

Conducts studies related to the US creative sector and the economic impact of the arts.

Artists in the Workforce

A profile of the American arts community based on both census reports and the American Community Survey from 1990 through 2005. Information includes demographics, employment and income, and residency.

Creative Vitality Index

Measures annual changes in the economic health of an area and gives information on the impact of the creative economy by locality.

Economic Impact of Connecticut's Film, Television, and Commercial Productions

Connecticut's film, television and commercial production industries collectively support 8,500 jobs and generate almost $2 billion in economic return. These industries promote Connecticut and contribute to the state's $10 billion tourism industry, which supports more than 145,000 jobs.

Equal Opportunity Data Mining: National Statistics about Working Artists

Online research tool offers 70 searchable tables with figures on working artists by state and metropolitan area, by demographic information (including race and ethnicity, age, gender and disability status), and by residence and workplace.

Evaluating NYC media sector development and setting the stage for future growth

The media and entertainment industry is an important contributor to New York City's economy, providing high quality jobs in an era when low-paying service jobs have become the norm. This reports aims to analyze the development and growth of NYC media by examining different subsectors and identifying the main trends that have shaped and will continue to shape NYC's media and digital media sectors.

Film Industry Profile of California/Los Angeles County

Film Industry Profile of California/Los Angeles County provides an outlook of the Motion Picture/TV Production Industry in California

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation

Documents the support activities for major industry clusters in Los Angeles County.

Louisiana's Trends in Film, Music, & Digital Media

The Louisiana film incentives program, enacted in 2002, has created a significant level of film activity in the state. As detailed further in this report, the industry has seen some of the highest statewide film activity employment growth in the country alongside New Mexico. Since 2001 both Louisiana and New Mexico have experienced compound annual employment growth of 23 percent per year. Louisiana now boasts the third highest film concentration ratio of U.S. states behind California and New York.

National Governors Association Report

Report showing how states are making arts, culture and design a compelling part of their economic solutions.

NEA Report on Artist Employment: 2014

Report profiling the employment picture for U.S. artists. Focuses on those who have secondary jobs as artists.

NEA Study: Artists and Arts Workers in the United States

Provides reliable national estimates of the number, variety and distribution of artists in the United States and identifies key similarities and differences between artists and other U.S. workers.

SAG - The Employment of Performers with Disabilities

Report describing individuals with disabilities and their experiences and views about getting an audition, disclosing their disability and need for accommodation to an employer, treatment in the workplace, and perceived barriers to employment.