The National Center for Arts Research recently released its first annual Arts Vibrancy Index, measuring supply, demand and public support for arts and culture in more than 900 communities across the country. Here’s a look at three of the country’s most arts-vibrant cities in large and medium/small markets, particularly in terms of Arts Providers: 

The National Center for Arts Research has found that organizations that primarily serve children engage more people. Also, organizations targeting children have lower marketing expenses that yield higher attendance.