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The Source: How Will Cuts To Arts Funding Impact The Texas Economy?

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From film and music to museums and festivals, the arts are a $5.5 billion industry in Texas, according to the Texas Cultural Trust's 2017 State of the Arts Report.

In addition to over $343 million a year in sales tax revenue, jobs connected to tourism for artistic and cultural attractions help grow Texas' economy.

With cuts to money for cultural districts up for discussion in the ongoing legislative session and looming threats about federal cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts, what's next for arts-related commerce in Texas? How will a cultural center like San Antonio adjust to potential changes?


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Jan Ross Piedad Sakian is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.