In 2030, San Antonio leads the world as a creative community. Here, the arts are integral to culture, history, and global connection. The arts strengthen the health of our community, help drive our economy, and enhance our quality of life.
How are we doing?
priority_highIncrease Public Investment in Arts & Culture: Did Not Meet Goal
priority_highIncrease Attendance for Arts & Culture: Did Not Meet Goal
trending_upIncrease Economic Impact of Creative Sector: On Track
trending_flatIncrease Employment in Creative Industries: Progress
priority_highImprove Satisfaction with Arts & Culture: Did Not Meet Goal
While still shy of the goal for funding, the City of San Antonio increased public investment in arts and culture by 38% from 2010 to 2020. This is even with the reduction in funding due to COVID-19.
With the cancellation of most events and the shuttering of many local arts institutions (both temporary and permanent), attendance for arts and culture slid backwards in 2020 after a growth of more than 133% from 2010 to 2019.
The impact of the creative sector grew 84% between 2010 and 2018.
There was a slight increase in employment in creative industries—3.7% between 2010 and 2018.
The percentage of San Antonians that feel that local arts and culture provide everything their family wants increased by 9-percentage points between 2010 and 2020.