The arts create community. Every
year funded agencies provide over 380 events, workshops and
The arts are an industry. The arts in
Buchanan County produce $10.9 million.
The arts provide jobs in our community.
Over 489 full-time jobs in Buchanan County,
with $9,770,000 in total household income. Employment in
arts-related jobs is set to rise 16% through 2016, which is
faster than national average in most fields.
The arts are the cornerstone of tourism.
Arts travelers are ideal tourists - they stay longer and
Our community benefits from your donations.
Funded agencies bring arts events to our community
and local arts attendees spend $14.14 per person,
and non-residents $22.21 in our community per event.
The arts provide volunteer opportunities.
Funded agencies provide over 2,600 volunteers with over
43,200 hours of volunteer opportunities annually.
Help the arts survive in St. Joseph.
Funded agencies rely on Arts Fund allocations for 25% of the
dollars necessary to provide top quality.
The arts break language barriers. Art is a universal
language. The arts allow us to break down racial, cultural,
social, educational, and economic barriers, and communicate
with each other.
The arts improve academics and enhance test scores,
attitudes, social skills, and critical and creative thinking
for the children in our community.
Your gift lives on for future generations.
Your donation helps provide outlets for
artists to create and
continue our vibrant culture.