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The Art Review

Body | mind

Date
May 2014

Written By
Lauren Hunsberger

Category
Body | Mind

A breakdown of Washington and King County artists and those who support them.

 

There are 3,230 art professionals in Washington.*

Four hundred and forty more art professionals worked in Washington State in 2010 than in 2006. That is a 21 percent increase in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend, which shows a two-percent decrease around the country.

As the number of art professionals is growing, the salaries paid to them are increasing. The mean salary for art professionals in 2006 was $44,805 per year. And in 2010, the mean salary was $46,722 per year.

Between 2009 and 2011, 37.60 percent of the adult population in King County attended live performing arts.**

Between 2009 and 2011, 27.20 percent of the adult population in King County visited art museums.

Between 2009 and 2011, 56.90 percent of the adult population in King County went to see movies.

Between 2003 and 2009, there were 484.14 art degrees per 100,000 people in King County.

 

 

 

*According to Educationnews.org
**According to the Arts Index

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