Distribution of Resources Sources of Revenue & Support Cultural Spending
As such, the data presented here illuminate how increases in financial resources (program revenues and contributions) and expenditures for arts and culture organizations have been distributed from 2000 to 2010. These figures were calculated by first determining the absolute dollar amount of the change in program revenues, contributions, and expenditures among cultural organizations in each of our comparative regions. These additional funds were then sorted into percentile ranges to determine how these resources have been divided among organizations. The analysis here breaks the increases down according to the 95th percentile (top 5%), 75th to 95th percentile (the next 20%), and the remainder (the bottom 75%). For our analysis we defined the “middle range” of cultural organizations as those falling between the 75th and 95th percentiles across the financial measures.