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The United States of ArtMerica: How Artsy is Your State?

HOW ARTSY ts IS YOUR STATE? Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination and can encompass many mediums. We set out to determine which states are the artsiest in the country by developing a unique data point by looking at three data sets: • The projected state funding for each state • The number of professional artists per capita • The quantity of museums per capita of the state ..'. ULTIMATE ARTSY SOMEWHAT ARTSY NOT BAD/ NOT GOOD BARELY ARTSY NOT ARTSY 35 15 31 38 25 31 18 39 28 23 33 15 36 36 39 34 50 30 42 48 N 19 49 45 50 47 How We Ranked The States Number of Artists Per Capita Number of Museums Per Capita Projected State Funding for Arts Per Capita There are 2.1 million artists in the United States. They make up 1.4 percent of the total workforce and 6.9 percent of the professional workforce. Here are how the types of artists break down. The federal government, states and localities appropriated a combined $1.23 billion to the arts in 2014. While we only focused on the state allocations, here is how arts organization funding breaks down. The number of museums in the U.S. stands at 35,000. That makes more museums in the U.S. than all the U.S. Starbucks and McDonald's restaurants combined. Here are how the types of museums break down. Artist Occupations Percent of Museums by Discipline Funding Revenue Sources Percentages for Non-Profit Performing Arts Groups and Museums as Percent of all Artists Historic Home, Earned Designers 39 48 Preservation Income Unclassified & Performing Artists 17 33 Individuals 20 General History Fine Artist, Art Director/Animator Corporations & 18 10 7.5 Museums Foundations Interest & Endowment Income Art Architects 10 4.5 14 Museums Arboretums, Botanical Gardens, Nature Centers, Zoos, Aquariums & Wildlife Conservation Writers/ 9 3.8 Local 3.3 Authors Natural History, Natural Science, Technology /Science & Planetariums 2.2 Photographers 2 State Children's Producers/ Director 1.2 1 Federal Museums 10 MOST Artsy States Overal Rank Number of Number of State Abbrv for Artists Per Museums Per Funding Arts Rank rojected Сapita Capita DC -0-0-0-1 VT According to the NEA, Washington D.C., has the highest-paid artists in the country, with 10% making more than $125,000 a year. 2 Montpelier, Vermont, is the hometown of comic artist Frank Miller, creator of such well-known works as 300, Sin City and The Dark Knight Returns, among others. RI 11- 13 3 MA 4 The Rhode Island School of Design is among the oldest and most prominent of America's fine arts colleges, including its own museum with a collection of more than 80,000 works of art. Boston's Museum of Fine Arts is among the largest museums in the United States and was the 55th most visited museum in the world as of 2014. HI MN 10 Among Hawaii's most famous artists and political figures is Princess Ka'iulani; while she is best known as a champion of native Hawaiians' rights, she was also a talented painter, whose few surviving works have been featured in many galleries. According to the Minnesota State Arts Board, 60% of Minnesotans are involved in the arts by doing some creative activity like singing in a choir, doing woodworking or needlepoint, writing poetry, or painting in their everyday lives. CT 18 12 NY 29 (1 New Canaan is home to the Glass House, an architectural sculpture, home and museum designed by the American architect Philip Johnson. New York City is among the most art rich in the world, boasting world famous museums such as the Guggenheim, Museum of Modern Art, and the Metro- politan Museum of Art, among others. ME 28 18 MD 13 10 Among Maine's well-known artists was Lockwood de Forest, an important figure in the Aesthetic Movement, known especially for his furniture designs, though he was also a painter and interior designer. Poet and abolitionist Frances Harper was born in Baltimore in 1825, and she not only used her platform as a poet and author to advocate against slavery, but she actively helped slaves escape the South along the Underground Railroad. 10 LEAST Artsy States KY 46 42 30 43 42 Kentucky is one of the areas at the heart of bluegrass music, a style of Appalachian folk music named for Kentucky bluegrass, a common species of grass. SC Among South Carolina's best-known artists is Jasper Johns, a painter and printmaker recognized for his technique of painting with heavy oil paints over the top of collages created from found materials. 44 38 WV Morgantown was home to writer and producer Lawrence Kasdan, probably best known for co-writing the films The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Return of the Jedi. 48 45 AL 26 Alabama is the birthplace of W.C. Handy, the "Father of the Blues," widely credited with giving blues music its modern form. 49 36 46 32 AR 47 Bentonville, Arkansas, is home to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, founded in 2011 and free to the public. The museum hosts a variety of permanent and rotating exhibitions from eras ranging from colonial to contemporary. LA New Orleans is home to one of the most vibrant music scenes in the country, particularly jazz music, of which boasts a distinctive style different from big- band swing style jazz and more modern "bebop" style jazz. 49 48 GA 50 49 MS Atlanta is home to a distinctive style of hip hop music, which has influenced hip hop artists throughout the South and the rest of the United States; some of the style's most famous artists are Ludacris, T.I., Ciara and Usher. Mississippi was home to Robert Johnson, a seminal singer and instrumentalist in Southern blues, probably most famous for the legend that he gained his musical skills by selling his soul to the devil. 50 - 51 50 AZ 26 46 50 38 TX Phoenix is home to a large number of galleries and museums, including the Phoenix Art Museum, founded in 1959 and considered to be one of the most The Shakespeare Festival of Dallas is the second oldest free Shakespeare festival in the United States, modeled after the New York Shakespeare Festival. It is the only educational program in North Texas focused exclusively on the works of Shakespeare. important visual art galleries in the Southwest, home to more than 17,000 pieces of modern and contemporary art. ARTISTS FRAME SERVICE Johns Johnson of_Design,_Boston

The United States of ArtMerica: How Artsy is Your State?

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