Market for Art Instruction

The market for fine arts instruction has grown quite substantially over the last decade or so. In 1997 there were 1,009 establishments in the United States engaged primarily in offering instruction in the fine arts. By 2007 that number had risen to 11,478. The Census Bureau’s definition of this industry is as follows: “This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in offering instruction in the arts, including dance, art, drama, and music.”

Geographic reference: United States
Year: 1997 and 2007
Market size: $388.5 Million and $3.25 Billion respectively
Source: “2007 Economic Census: Sector 61: Educational Services: Industrial Series: Preliminary Comparitive Statistics for the United States 2007 and 2002”, July 31, 2009, availalbe online here. The data for 1997 were taken from the “1997 Economic Census.”
Original Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census


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