Data Resources

There are many national and local tools that together help paint the picture that culture is a significant economic driver both nationally, and Utah. Below are a number of helpful data resources.

If you are aware of any additional resources that we should list, please contact us.

Arts Education in Utah

Arts Education Symposium as this useful list that details what Utah currently offers for arts education for grades K-12.

Utah Creative Vitality™ Index

The Creative Vitality™ Index (CVI™) is an annual measure of the economic health of the arts-related creative economy in Utah. In the CVI™, creative economy is defined as including for-profit and nonprofit arts-related creative enterprises, and the key support and service activities that sustain them. The Index is the result of research that was designed to develop a more inclusive and robust diagnostic tool related to the economic dimensions of the arts elements of the creative economy. Starting with 2013 reports we have one-sheets by county.

Thank you to the Utah Division of Arts & Museums for compiling this info. For more information, and reports to the zip code level, contact David Wicai, [email protected], 801-236-7547. Download the CVI™ below:Utah 2014 Creative Vitality™ Index State and County Summaries


National Endowment for the Arts

The NEA is a important collector of data to measure the economic impact of culture. A few useful resources:

Americans for the Arts Art and Economic Prosperity Study

Americans for the Arts has launched four major studies of the nonprofit arts and culture industry's impact on the economy. This study ascertains the quantifiable economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences. Using findings from 182 regions representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, an input-output economic model is able to deliver national estimates.

DataArts and the Cultural Data Project

DataArts' (formerly known as Cultural Data Project) appreciation for arts and culture is matched only by their passion for analytics and evidence-based insights that unlock business potential in a way intuition alone simply can’t. They work across the sector to build a new resource that illuminates national trends and local nuance, helping make the case that indeed, culture counts.

DataArts is the backbone of many cultural economic studies, including the Americans for the Arts Art & Economic Prosperity Project. 

DataArts offers services for Organizations, Grant Makers, and Researchers


Utah RAP tax distribution report

In many of Utah's counties and cities, a portion of sales tax is appropriated to the city or the county to put towards Recreation, Arts, and Parks. We are compiling an annual report of these distributions according to county and city. The total amount distributed for 2016 was $38,690,393

2016 RAP tax distribution report

List of Counties and Cities with RAP type taxes: 

Counties: Cache, RAPZ; Duchesne; Salt Lake, ZAP; Summit, RAP; Uintah; Washtingon, RAP; Weber, RAMP (7 counties total)


American Fork, Aurora, Bountiful, Blanding, Brian Head, Cedar City, Cedar Hills, Centerfield, Centerville, Clearfield, Farmington, Green River, Gunnison, Helper, Layton, Lindon, Mayfield, Monticello, North Salt Lake, Orem (CARE), Price, Provo, Redmond, Richfield, Roosevelt, Salina, Tooele City (PAR), West Bountiful, Woods Cross

 (29 cities total, various names: ZAP, RAP, PAR, RAMP, RAPZ, CARE)

MISC. Reports