June 2017

Creative workers are employed in nearly every sector that powers New England, from education, to technology and science, to major global brands. The report shows how many New Englanders work in the sector and how much they add to the economy, how the region compares to the nation, what the employment trends show, and get a glimpse of the local landscape. Learn more about this research by reading the report and state highlight sheets

June 2016

A summary of CCX 2015 that outlines the structure and goals of the CCX concept, shares participant feedback, and an analysis of the needs and suggestions made by leaders in arts-based community development work in New England. The goal is to help NEFA and other service providers advance the role that the creative sector plays in building healthy New England communities.

September 2011

This study focuses on the economic impact of New England’s arts and cultural nonprofits. It provides aggregate data on the number, spending, and employment of New England’s nonprofit arts and cultural organizations; data on their overall economic impact, and individual stories that illustrate that economic impact. Comparisons are drawn to prior years and other economic sectors wherever possible in an effort to understand the subset.

December 2009

These data demonstrate the size and financial statistics of cultural nonprofits in New England from fiscal year 2007 (before the changes of the economic downturn of the latter part of 2008), organized by New England state, organizational discipline, and nonprofit type. 

November 2007

This report includes a definition of cultural enterprise and cultural worker categories from widely available U.S. federal data sources; protocol for measuring these categories; data on cultural enterprise employment in each state of New England and data and demographics on cultural workers in each state of New England. 

August 2006

This study examines the financial status of New England's nonprofit cultural organizations – an important component of the region’s creative economy -- between 2000 and 2002. New methodology developed by NEFA for this report enables us to better define the types of organizations that are included in the nonprofit cultural sector, and provide a more accurate and consistent look at their economic impact. Additionally, an exciting new partnership with the National Center for Charitable Statistics at the Urban Institute has enabled us for the first time to examine New England’s nonprofit cultural sector within a larger regional and national context.

March 2006

This white paper examines the definition of the creative economy developed in the Creative Economy Initiative report: "The Role of Arts and Culture in New England's Economic Competitiveness," released in 2000 by NEFA, Mt. Auburn Associates and The New England Council, as well as subsequent approaches advanced in the U.S. and abroad.