The Arts Index recently released its annual report which begins to show a full picture of the impact the Great Recession had on the arts. 2011, the nearest year where the financial numbers are available, was the lowest posted. However, there still seems to be hope, as the drop from 2010 to 2011 was not nearly as precipitous as it had been in the years during and directly after the Great Recession.
The whole study can be downloaded HERE.
And a discussion of the Key Findings, can be viewed on the ArtsIndex website HERE.