Sandy Springs Arts Foundation's mission is to elevate all Sandy Springs residents through the arts.
ADVANCING THE ARTS
STRENGTHEN THE ECONOMY
IMPROVE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
Students with an education rich in the arts have higher GPAs and standardized test scores, and lower drop-out rates.
The arts and culture sector represents 3.25 percent of the nation’s GDP—a larger share of the economy than tourism and agriculture.
Arts travelers are ideal tourists, staying longer and spending more to seek out authentic cultural experiences.
The arts - music, creative writing, drawing, dance - provide skills sought by employers of the 3rd millennium.
Half of all healthcare organizations provide arts because of their healing benefits to patients - shorter hospital stays, better pain management, and less medication.
Attendees at nonprofit arts events spend $24.60 per person, per event, beyond the cost of admission on items such as meals, parking, and babysitters.
The arts industry generates $135 billion in economic activity annually that supports 4.1 million jobs and generates $22.3 billion in government revenue.
The arts are fundamental to our humanity. They ennoble and inspire us - building bridges between cultures, and bring us together regardless of ethnicity, religion, or age.