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Arts Mean Business

Is support of the arts a mere “nicety” or does it have other, measurable benefits?  According to a recent survey touted in the August 14 Dispatch, its impact can be measured in cold cash through job creation, tax revenue, visitor and a creative class of workers and leading-edge employers.”  The Foundation’s unwavering support of the Jewish arts and culture adds to the mix, with grant dollars for the Jewish cultural arts, theatre, dance, and song-all creative expressions that reflect the Jewish experience.  “When we support the arts, we are investing in a community,” said Randy Cohen, vice president of research and policy at Americans for the Arts, which produced the national arts-economic-impact survey.

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