Art Appreciation: Taos Looks to Measure the Economic Impact of the Arts
- Local Champion: Millicent Rogers Museum
- Date Funded: September 21, 2022
- Grant Amount: $1,500
While Taos is certainly known for its arts scene, the economic value of the nonprofit arts and culture organizations that deliver services in Taos County hasn’t been quantified. That makes planning for how the arts figure into to future economic development planning challenging. Fortunately, Americans for the Arts is undertaking an Economic Impact Study of Arts and Culture to better understand this issue. Problem is, it’s expensive to conduct the survey, so staff at the Millicent Rogers Museum and other arts supporters in Taos reached out to LOR for help. LOR’s funding will help cover the cost of ensuring Taos arts organizations are included in the study, which can be used to leverage future support for the arts in Taos—and also to help local government entities in their economic development planning.