In Kansas City, we’re told the economic impact of the arts totals a quarter of a billion dollars. This four-part video series, Artconomy, evaluates what that number means: Where does that figure come from, and what’s counted in it?
In Episode 2, we’re about the performer… and the patron. See if you’re surprised by how much a resident spends each year on the arts, and by what part of that spending isn’t captured in the arts economy figure. Also hear from a local nonprofit working to aid artists in the business side of things, and from an artist who sees his business model as purely grassroots.
Watch the video series on flatlandkc.org, and as a 30-minute film at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 on KCPT. Follow the entire series at #Artconomy.