Otis Report on the Creative Economy to Be Released Feb 6

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:05pm

Photo: Otis ReportOn February 6, Otis College of Art and Design will release the newest edition of its Report on the Creative Economy.  

Each iteration of the Report on the Creative Economy helps us make stronger cases for investment in creativity, arts education, and the nonprofit arts sector in our region.  Otis’s study calculates overall economic activity—in the billions of dollars—as well as number of jobs, along with a wealth of other data points.  Since its inception in 2007, Otis College of Art and Design’s Annual Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region has been an invaluable tool to assess the tremendous impact and influence of the area’s creative sector on the economy. This year, the California Arts Council awarded Otis funds to expand the report to include analysis of the entire state of California, showing how the state’s economy is effected by jobs in the arts, design, education, entertainment, nonprofits, and independent creative professions, and providing a forecast for 2015. Their commitment underscores the belief that creativity is essential to California’s successful workforce investment and economic development strategies. The Report is prepared by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation.

Those curious about the report’s findings can sign up to attend a special launch event at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Click here to register to attend.