• Employment by Arts Establishments per 100K


    Arts / Cultural Establishments

    The number of jobs per 100,000 residents in arts and cultural establishments in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area increased from 190.5 in 2014 to 191 in 2015. The 2015 total was above the benchmark average of 167.6. Compared to the benchmark regions, Pittsburgh had the highest number of jobs in museums per 100,000 residents at 72.4. Conversely, Pittsburgh had the... More


  • Number of Arts Establishments per 100K


    Arts / Cultural Establishments

    The number of arts and cultural establishments per 100,000 residents in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area increased from 13.7 in 2014 to 14.29 in 2015. The 2015 total was slightly below the benchmark average of 17.31. Compared to the benchmark regions, Pittsburgh had the highest number of other performing arts establishments per 100,000 residents (0.34) and the second-highest... More


  • Number of Arts Establishments


    Arts / Cultural Establishments

    The number of arts and cultural establishments in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area increased by 13 from 323 in 2014 to 336 in 2015. That total was below the benchmark average of 504. Cultural establishments include a broad array of organizations beyond more narrowly defined “arts” groups, including zoos and nature parks. The total count in... More


  • Employment by Arts Establishments


    Arts / Cultural Establishments

    The number of jobs in arts and cultural establishments in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area decreased by 6 from 4,491 in 2014 to 4,485 in 2015. That total was slightly below the benchmark average of 5,065 jobs. Cultural establishments include a broad array of organizations beyond more narrowly defined “arts” groups, including zoos and nature parks. The... More


  • Grants to the Arts per Capita


    Arts / Cultural Establishments

    If we add another layer of data onto the arts-giving picture, we can see how foundation giving to the arts compares with all other private giving. Below is the most recent data from The Foundation Center on foundation grants to arts groups for 2011. The data are based on a sampling of large foundations and... More


  • Arts Revenue per Capita


    Arts / Cultural Establishments

    Another view of arts vitality can be found below in arts revenue per capita, which includes total revenue for regional arts groups from all sources, including the government, donations and ticket sales. This category could be said to measure the overall financial strength of the region’s arts scene, and the 2012 numbers show Pittsburgh coming... More


  • Private Giving to the Arts per Capita


    Arts / Cultural Establishments

    A key measure of arts vitality is charitable giving to the arts. According to The National Center for Charitable Statistics at the Urban Institute, the Pittsburgh MSA ranks below the benchmark average when it comes to contributions from private giving and government grants to arts, cultural and humanities organizations. The giving figures show Pittsburgh at... More