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California CDP data used in testimony before Joint Committee on the Arts

  • Posted Feb 15, 2010

Brad Erickson, Executive Director of Theatre Bay Area, referenced CDP data in remarks to California’s Joint Committee on the Arts.

“Each year, millions of Californians flock to [these] nonprofits for entertainment, enlightenment and cultural enrichment. The California Cultural Data Project reports that in 2008, nonprofit arts organizations attracted 23 million attendees. ”

Mr. Erickson spoke about the impact of California arts and cultural nonprofits, highlighting the economic activity they generate, the importance of the services they provide and the innovation they employ.  Read Mr. Erikson’s remarks here.