Creativity in the Natural State


Volume 1 defines the creative economy and estimates the economic impact of the 26,858 Arkansans working in arts and other creative industries on the state’s economy.

Volume 2 highlights the varied contributions Arkansas individuals, organizations, and institutions are making to the state’s creative economy and focuses on the stories that make the state a vibrant place to do business.

Volume 3 makes the case for investing more in Arkansas’s creative economy as a strategy for economic development and assesses both the challenges and opportunities for further growth.

Volume 4 summarizes the most important findings of the first three volumes and provides recommendations on how Arkansas’s creative economy can be enhanced.