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2011 Portage County Arts & Culture Non-Profit Organizations Economic Impact

By Portage County Business Council

The below information was voluntarily provided to the Arts Alliance of Portage County by participating Portage County non-profit organizations. This information is compiled annually to quantify the economic value of arts & culture programming in Portage County.

Annual Organizational Budgets: $2,332,639
Annual Attendance: 95,004
Arts & Culture Organizational Economic Impact: $6,869,134 *

Arts Alliance of Portage County
Central WI Area Community Theater
Central WI Symphony Orchestra
Portage County Cultural Festival
Festival of the Arts – UWSP
Hidden Studios Tour
Tomorrow River Concert Series
Monteverdi Master Chorale
Point Dance Ensemble
Art in the Park
Stevens Point Barbershoppers
Stevens Point City Band
Central WI Children’s Theater
UWSP – ArtsBash
UWSP – Music Department
UWSP – Performing Arts Series
UWSP – Sentry Invitation to the Arts
UWSP – Soiree Musicale
UWSP – Theatre & Dance
Riverfront Jazz Festival
Women’s Fund Art Night
Art Happening – Rising Star Mill
American & Aber Suzuki Center
Rising Star Mill Concert Series
Stevens Point Sculpture Park
Festival of Chocolate (Jensen Center)
Smokey Express Productions
Tomorrow River Chautauqua
Very Young Composers
Polish Heritage (Dozynki Festival)
Central WI Children’s Museum
Riverfront Arts Center
Edna Carlsten Gallery-UWSP
Portage County Historical Society
Includes Rising Star Mill, Heritage Park, Beth Israel, Fire Station
Scarabocchio Art Museum
Museum of Natural History-UWSP

*The calculation is based on research findings from the 156 communities and regions across the United States with populations less than 50,000 people that participated in Arts & Economic Prosperity III, Americans for the Arts’ national economic impact study of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences.

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