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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.

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.

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.

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.

Strategic National Arts Alumni Project

A bi-annual survey tracking the careers of BFA and MFA graduates.

Strategic National Arts Alumni Project

An annual online survey, data management, and institutional improvement system designed to enhance the impact of arts-school education. Provides longitudinal reports on BFA and MFA graduates.