Report on economic value of arts and culture in the North of England

The Centre for Economics and Business Research has prepared a study for Arts Council England on the arts and culture industry in the North of England.

In 2016, the arts and culture industry in the North of England:

  • had £2.7 billion in turnover with performing arts, artistic creation and support activity for performing arts as the largest three productive activities.
  • employed 16,700 people with performing arts and artistic creation as the largest sub-sector employers
  • saw tourists include arts and culture in their trips to the North of England with an estimated £571 million spend on trips which involved museums, £323 million on trips involving live music, and £257 million on trips involving art galleries.

The report also covers spillover impacts of the industries, productivity, gross value added and the impact of funding cuts on arts and culture.

Download and read the report here.


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