The Cultural Impact of the Arts in Indian River County
Whether you are an amateur, student or professional photographer, acceptance and exhibition of your photographic work helps to provide public validation to your artistry and adds an excellent reference to your resume. By establishing yourself through exhibitions, you broaden your ability to have others review your portfolios and increase your credibility in the art community.
We at the Gallery of Hope.org dedicate ourselves to helping artists gain recognition and exposure
to the art community and those who support it.
Many residents already regard Indian River County as a desirable cultural place, possessing remarkable arts institutions and many creative individuals for a community of its size.
Indian River County’s creative employment is equivalent to the 2nd largest employer in the county, second only to the School District and larger than County Government and the Medical Center.
An Economic Impact Study of Indian River County’s creative industry was commissioned by the Cultural Council in the fall of 2011 to explore, document, and quantify the impact of the full range of arts and culture activity in our county.
This study demonstrates that Indian River County’s creative community is a significant economic force with potential for even greater economic and social impact. As a major provider of local jobs, the rate of creative employment is about twice the national average. In proportional terms, Indian River County’s creative employment is greater than Chicago’s and on a par with New York.