AEP6: Long Island

303 nonprofit arts organizations surveyed

890 arts event attendees surveyed

Top 6 Takeaways

Download a list of the top 6 takeaways or talking points you can use from the data gathered during our 2022-2023 study. It’s only one page long.

Full AEP6 Report for Long Island

Download and view the full, 60-page Arts & Economic Prosperity Study 6 report for Long Island.


Download the 2-page data summary for Long Island. Outlined in the document are the economic impacts of non-profit arts and culture sector spending, breakdowns of event-related spending, and the social impact of art and culture events on their audiences.


This calculator, specifically designed for Long Island, allows you to estimate your economic impact using two numbers: the total number of audience members and the total budget for your organization.

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AEP6 Results Events - Deep Dive Into The Data

Join Long Island Arts Alliance and Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research at Americans for the Arts, for an engaging presentation on the economic impact of Long Island's arts and culture activities as they relate to the greater state and nation.

These events are intended for audiences including, but not limited to: arts and culture coordinators, tourism providers and coordinators, economic development managers, foundation and funding managers, business managers centered on hospitalities, individual creatives, elected officials and municipal decision-makers.

Events are free; registration is required!


About AEP6:

The newly released Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6) is an economic and social impact study of the nation’s nonprofit arts and culture industry. Building on its 30-year legacy as the largest and most inclusive study of its kind, AEP6 provides detailed findings on 373 regions from across all 50 states and Puerto Rico—ranging in population from 4,000 to 4 million—and representing rural, suburban, and large urban communities.

In partnership with Americans for the Arts, Long Island Arts Alliance coordinated the study of Nassau and Suffolk Counties with generous funding from the Long Island Community Foundation. Over the past year, we have gathered insights from almost 1,000 attendees at various arts and culture events throughout Nassau and Suffolk to report on the social and economic impact the creative sector has on the Island. We've connected with over 400 cultural nonprofits, as well as other stakeholders, to understand the arts landscape's role in COVID recovery.

Thank You To Our Cultural Partners:

Please join us in showing your gratitude for their support of this important initiative by completing the AEP6 survey at events they host this winter & spring across the Island:

Creative Art Space for Kids (CASK)
Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre
Long Island Children's Museum
Of Colors: A Creative Collective
Sag Harbor American Music Festival
Westbury Arts
The Art Guild of Port Washington
Colored Colors
Guild Hall
Long Island Museum Association
Parrish Art Museum
Dance Visions NY
The Heckscher Museum of Art
Long Island Traditions
Patchogue Arts Council | MoCA LI
Southampton Art Center
East End Arts
Hofstra University Museum of Art
The Madison Theatre at Molloy University
Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center
Sparkle on Stage
Bay Street Theater
Eglevsky Ballet
Huntington Arts Council
Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio Inc.
Preservation Long Island
Cinema Arts Centre
fotofoto gallery
The Jazz Loft
Landmark on Main Street
The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of NY
Sag Harbor Cinema
Walt Whitman Birthplace