Arts a major employer and contributor to Irish economic output – new report published

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A report on the economic impact of the arts in Ireland, published on 8th October 2012, shows that the arts provide significant direct and indirect employment, with the Arts Council’s annual funding from the Exchequer supporting some 2,270 jobs. The employment supported generates an annual turnover of €184 million with tax revenues (in the form of PAYE/income tax, PRSI and VAT), to the Irish Exchequer of €42 million.

The wider arts sector supports 20, 755 jobs, and contributes €336 million in taxes.

The arts also impact on the creative industries – including film and video, publishing, advertising, software, radio and television, libraries, archives, museums and other arts facilities — contributing €4.7 billion to the economy and supporting 77,000 jobs.

Further information from the Arts Council of Ireland and download the Assessment of the Economic Impact of the Arts in Ireland Report – An Update here.


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