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The ECONOMIC IMPACT OF DANCE ARTS IN AZ FOR 2019 PROJECT IS COMPLETED!
The Arizona Dance Coalition conducted a survey to determine the ECONOMIC IMPACT of the DANCE INDUSTRY in Arizona for the year 2019. Both ‘for-profit’ and ‘nonprofit’ dance organizations and freelance artists were included, as well as dance educators in K-12 and higher education. Businesses that predominantly made their income from dance, i.e, costume designers/manufacturers, sales reps, presenters, authors, photographers, media specialists, etc., were also included.
Sarah Murley, principal with Applied Economics (PHX), conducted the analysis and produced the report. In addition to the results of the surveys, data was collected from various sources: tax returns, SMU DataArts, and interviews.
These four documents comprise the complete Economic Impact Package:
Overview by Project Manager, Krystyna Parafinczuk | Economic Impact Report by Applied Economics | List of 2022 Women-Owned/Managed Dance Businesses in AZ | List of Dance Businesses in AZ for 2022 + Nonprofit Dance Organizations
Click on the images below or links above to download your copy of the reports & lists.
- The economic contribution of the Dance Industry to Arizona in 2019 was $38.3 million, supporting 1100 jobs, and $14.2 million in annual labor income.
- There are 606 Dance Businesses in Arizona (as of 9/17/22), of which 123 are nonprofit organizations, and 265 are owned and managed by women.
- 1-day to 4-day unique annual dance events (festivals, workshops, performances, social dances) attract an estimated 4,452 performers each year and an estimated 154,380 local attendees.
- Out-of-state visitors (guest artists, performers, social dancers, and students) and the length of their stay in relationship to these events and activities generated an estimated 9,489 annual visitor days in 2019. These visitors generate annual economic output of $1.6 M.
The Dance Industry in Arizona lacks data, and data is key to evaluate and determine the importance and value of our industry when compared to others in the performing arts and fine arts/arts & culture — the two major reporting categories. In March of 2021, the Arizona Commission on the Arts released an article on the contribution of Arts and Culture to Arizona’s economy in 2019:
$10.87* BILLION | 2.9%* share of the total AZ economy | 89,033* employed in the arts | $5.6* billion arts worker compensation
What percentage of these numbers belongs to the Dance Industry?
We now have an ‘idea’ based on our findings.
Dance service organizations in other parts of the country have also been conducting surveys to collect data for these reasons:
- DATA is needed for fundraising (grants), decision-making, planning and growth.
- DATA is needed to ‘create a visual’ and tell stories; provide fair representation in AZ ‘arts’ reporting.
- DATA tells us how and where we spend our money and how many JOBS we have created and supported.
- DATA tells us how many students we are teaching and citizens we are serving.
- DATA tells us about who ‘we are’ and ‘how we are doing’ as well.
Be INVESTED in the RESULTS. Be a STAKEHOLDER.
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We sincerely thank these major donors who partnered with us on this important project — a first in the nation. Here are the prizes they donated:
Ten vouchers for two tickets each voucher (Bronze level – each ticket is valued at $89) to Ballet Arizona’s upcoming performances. Total value $1,780. (2 vouchers claimed in the Early Bird Drawing on January 10)
13 vouchers (2 tickets each) to performances with a total value of $958
Ashwini Ramaswamy: LET THE CROWS COME, January 15, 8 pm
4 vouchers (2 tickets each) valued at $104/voucher (4 vouchers claimed in the Early Bird Drawing on January 10)
DORRANCE DANCE, March 25, Friday 8 pm
4 vouchers (2 tickets each) valued at $98/voucher
DANCING WITH THE UNIVERSE | Native Style, May 7, Saturday, 7 pm
5 vouchers (2 tickets each) valued at $30/voucher
$540 valued Studio Photo Shoot includes 4 retouched, digital images by Ron Brewer Images. Studio is located in Surprise.
Three Gift Certificates (2 tickets each) with a Total Value of approximately $390.
- Gift Certificate for 2 to any Arizona Arts Live Season Program, February-May 2022.
- Ashwini Ramaswamy: LET THE CROWS COME, January 13, 7:30 pm (CANCELED)
- Dorrance Dance, April 2, 2022, 8 pm (Centennial Hall)
Finished Birch XL Travel Board valued between $445 – $585
StreetLine Travel Board XL, for more space with the same easy portability as our original travel board: the floor folds in half and comes with handles for carrying. This Sprung Birch floor has plenty of space for one dancer and comes pre-finished with our durable StreetLine Urethane. Foam blocks adhered to the underside of our resilient wood panels absorb landing forces and return energy, protecting your body and extending your career. The sound quality and resilience are top-notch. You’ll hear every nuance on this board. NOTE: This floor is not designed for hoofers, tap dancers practicing advanced steps, or Irish dancers wearing shoes with metal taps. Follow the O’Mara link to learn more.
- APOLLA Ultimate Kit valued up $120
- 4 Certificates for a pair of Apollo Socks & Mesh Bag – each valued between $34-38. (2 certificates claimed in the Early Bird Drawing on January 10)
Dancing Fair has donated $200 towards a pair of tap shoes or boots! Matthew A Schroepfer C.Ped., The Fair Inc., Dancing Fair/MDM, 2260 Terminal Road, Roseville MN 55113 | 651-631-1415 | www.dancingfair.com
Large AMP TAP BOARD valued at $125. This board is a 12-lb sprung maple floor board supported by high density foam. This board also has a cut-out handle for easy portability. Standard Board Dimensions: 3’ x 4’ x 2” NOTE: Boards are bare Birchwood. Most dancers prefer it ‘as is’ for sound purposes, but you may coat it and personalize with stickers, designs/logos, mottos, etc.
Five Vouchers (2 tickets each voucher) to WHAT PROBLEM? Bill T Jones / Arnie Zane Company. Valued at $200. April 2, 2022, Saturday 7 pm. (2 vouchers claimed in the Early Bird Drawing on January 10)
Karen Schupp is donating three of her books, custom autographed for the winner, with a value of $150!
Human Kinetics is donating two books to one winner with a total value of $84 plus shipping!
- Attention and Focus in Dance: $ 45 for print | by Ali Duffy, supports dancers in honing the skills of attention, focus and self-cueing. Readers will learn about attentional challenges; discover advanced strategies for teaching, self-coaching and cueing; unlock their power reserves and release their dance potential.
- Careers in Dance: $39 for print | by Clare Guss-West, explores the expanding opportunities in dance in various settings and with a variety of focuses, including performance, choreography, and competition. It helps dancers pinpoint their passions and strengths and equips them to forge fulfilling careers in dance.
A Gift Certificate for 2 Tickets to select “Webb Center Presents” events during the 2021-2022 season. Value $90. Expires 4/30/22.
Gift Certificate for 2 tickets good for any “TCA Presents Spring Performance” through April 30, 2022. Total value $70.
Voucher for two tickets to DRUM TAO, April 2, Saturday at 8 pm, valued at $78
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!