Q:Who sponsors Art Knowledge News?
A: Art Knowledge News is sponsored by the Art Appreciation Foundation, a private non-profit organization that donates $3.2 million dollars annually to many charities and non-profit organizations. . . worldwide.
Q: Why does the Art Appreciation Foundation (AAF) sponsors Art Knowledge News?
A: Part of the Foundations bequest is devoted to informing and enlightening people about the “World of Art”
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A: Good question. Yes, AAF buys art from emerging artists and thereafter donates the art to museums, NGO's and for sale at fundraising charity art events both online and at various locations.
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A: Never !
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A: Not directly, but on our link pages you may find reliable resources that can quickly guide you to answers you seek.
Each year, the U.S.’s nonprofit arts industry generates $134 billion in economic activity, claims a report issued by national art advocacy group Americans for the Arts. According to the group's June 2002 study, Arts & Economic Prosperity: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts Organizations and Their Audiences, that figure includes $24.4 billion in federal, state, and local tax revenues; $53.2 billion in spending by nonprofit arts organizations; and $80.8 billion in event-related spending by arts audiences. Taxes aside, that breaks down into the equivalent of 4.85 million full-time jobs and $89.4 billion in household income. The findings of the report are based on surveys of 3,000 nonprofit arts organizations, as well as interviews with more than 40,000 attendees at arts events in 91 cities in 33 states, plus the District of Columbia.