SAVE the Date- November 6th Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 Study Results announced

Join us on Monday, November 6, 2023, for the Americans for the Arts- Arts & Economic Prosperity Study 6 ( AFTA-AEP6) Survey share out hosted by the Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of arts and culture as we present a dynamic showcase on the economic impact of this region’s creative endeavors, intricately woven into the broader state and national fabric.

Through data collected between 2022-2023 in the Arts & Economic Prosperity Study 6 (AEP6), presented in partnership with Americans for the Arts, Oregon Arts Commission, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Tualatin Valley Creates, and Clackamas County Art Alliance, witness the profound influence of the arts on local communities. Even amidst the challenges posed by COVID-19 and economic downturns, the arts have emerged as catalysts for economic revitalization, drawing people together and fueling local economies.

This event, designed for arts coordinators, tourism providers, economic development managers, creatives, elected officials, and more, promises enlightening insights and meaningful networking opportunities. Light refreshments, accessibility provisions, and engaging presentations await.

Mark your calendars and RSVP at

For further information, contact our dedicated partners representing Oregon’s efforts in this collaborative initiative. Let’s celebrate the enduring power of the arts and their role in shaping our collective prosperity!

Date: November 6, 2023

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

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Location: Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, Oregon  97034

Center Contact: Steve Knox, 503-635-3901,


Event includes light refreshments. Parking on site, and public transit near by. Wheelchair accessible. Please inform coordinators no less than 5 days in advance if needing any special accommodations such as translation services or other. For questions about each of Oregon partner’s efforts in this initiative contact the following:

Americans for the Arts, Oregon Arts Commission

Liora Sponko, Senior Program Manager,

Clackamas CountyClackamas County Art Alliance

Executive Director, Dianne Alves at

Multnomah CountyRegional Arts & Culture Council

Manager of Advocacy & Engagement, Mario Mesquita at

Washington CountyTualatin Valley Creates

Executive Director, Raziah Roushan at 503-567-1713 or

The Arts & Economic Prosperity Series (AEP) is organized by Americans for the Arts (AFTA) and has over a 25-year legacy. The AEP Series was first started in 1994 and is conducted roughly every 5 years to continuously capture the key role nonprofit arts and culture organizations and events play in the United States economy. To learn more about AFTA visit

This event is intended for audiences including, but not limited to: arts and culture coordinators, tourism providers and coordinators, economic development managers, foundation and funding managers, business managers centered on hospitalities, individual creatives, elected officials, and municipal decision-makers.