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Philadelphia sees boom in arts culture

on Wednesday,December 22,2010 18:12

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As more people expand upon their passion for the arts, the industry is seeing a significant amount of growth. Philadelphia is one city that has an abundance of residents who are dedicating themselves to art and culture.

A recent survey conducted by Philadelphia's office of culture and arts found that more than 17,699 people are employed in the industry. The research focused on the creative vitality index, which measures how much money is spent on the arts in relation to the number of jobs and revenue. Philadelphia's ranking was 1.7 on the index scale, compared to the national average of 1.0, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

"This report, of course, highlights what many of us in the room already know: Philadelphia is the home to a thriving, growing creative sector," Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter told the news source.

Employment of artists is predicted to increase by 12 percent over the next eight years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Earning a postsecondary education can help individuals constructively use their passion for the arts and embark on a career path in the industry. 

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