Economic Impact Statement

2015 Economic Impact Statement for Bedminster, Somerset County and Surrounding Region

Data is based on the 2015 expense budget of $482,359

LOCAL JOBS: The Center for Contemporary Art (“The Center”) employed 53 local residents
• 8 employees worked year round (3 full time & 7 part time)
• 46 art teachers worked year round

GOODS AND SERVICES: The Center contributed over $53,000 into the local economy:
• Printing companies
• General repairs/maintenance: electrical, plumbing, painting & cleaning services
• Caterers/supermarkets/food services
• Postal services
• Print advertising
• Sponsorship support of local events

FREE LOCAL EVENTS: The Center hosted 16 free events that drew thousands to the area over the year:
• 454 young artists and their families attended Youth Art Month receptions
• 396 people of all ages attended “Hooray for May!” free family art day
• 2,425 people visited art exhibitions and attended public opening receptions

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL STUDENTS: The Center’s education program offered 210 classes and workshops for adults and classes for children, and 50 summer art camps attended by:
• 1,085 adults in classes and workshops
• 646 children and teens in classes and art camps
• 40 teen volunteers fulfilled community service hours
• 4 college student internships

EXHIBITIONS OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL ARTISTS: The Center’s 12 on site and 4 off-site exhibitions featured the work of 393 artists including:
• 159 members, 60% from Somerset County
• 197 Somerset County school children
• 37 visiting artists

COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS: The Center’s 23 outreach programs were attended by 208 members of the community who needed them the most:
• Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special needs
• Adults with disabilities at the Midland School
• People affected by cancer from The Cancer Support Community
• Seniors at Somerset County Senior Centers