From Words to Action: Do Meetings Matter for Cultural Policy?
The Pew Charitable Trusts,
01 January 2000, USA
Article from Grantmakers in the Arts Reader by Stephen J Tepper Meetings are big business, an economic impact study by Deloitte & Touche LLP demonstrated that conventions, expositions, and meetings generated $82 billion in total direct spending in 1994, supporting 1.57 million jobs. Meetings of associations and membership organizations account for the lion’s share of this spending. Many of these associations serve the arts and culture. For the full article, go to www.pewtrusts.com/pdf/culture_policy_meetings_article.pdf