[Bay Area Council Economic Institute] Arts and the Economy
The Economic and Social Impact of the Arts in San Francisco
San Francisco has one of the deepest and most diverse artistic communities in the nation, second only perhaps to New York. That contributes in important ways to the fabric and quality of the city and to what makes it unique. The arts indirectly contribute to important business sectors such as restaurants and tourism, but also to the creativity that is one of its hallmarks. They will also play an important role as we emerge from COVID and reconnect to each other and our community.