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Vineyard Haven, MA has been named the #6 most arts-vibrant small-size community in the United States

The Arts Vibrancy Index Report ranks more than 900 communities across the country, examining the level of supply, demand and government support for the arts in each city. This report is based on 2019 data and does not reflect the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but its findings help illustrate the critical role of the arts, both socially and economically, in cities and towns around the nation. At this historic moment, the report may serve as a pre-pandemic benchmark of where the most arts-vibrant communities are located as well as a cause for celebration during these difficult times.

The full report is accompanied by an interactive map, which provides scores for every county in the U.S. – data specific to Vineyard Haven is below.

Arts Providers 137th
 Independent artists204th
 Arts and culture employees213th
 Arts and culture organizations3rd
 Arts, culture & entertainment firms439th
Arts Dollars 17th
 Program revenue25th
 Contributed revenue12th
 Total expenses18th
 Total compensation25th
Government Support 6th
 State arts dollars182nd
 State arts grants15th
 Federal arts dollars21st
 Federal arts grants3rd

The Vineyard Haven, MA, MSA is comprised of Dukes County, and named for Vineyard Haven, a small village in the town of Tisbury, located on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard. The density and diversity of businesses in the creative economy make Vineyard Haven a very distinctive arts and culture-rich community. Most notably, Vineyard Haven ranks 3rd in arts and cultural organizations, 12th on contributed revenue, and 3rd on federal arts grants per capita. The Vineyard Haven Harbor Cultural District boasts myriad successful projects, including the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, historic Williams Street, Owen Park, and the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center. Vineyard Haven’s arts and culture landscape includes wooden ship builders, a vibrant film center, architects, interior designers, writers, clothing designers, bookmakers, photographers, copper sculptures, wooden sign makers, musicians, a professional performing arts theater and amphitheater, jewelry designers, historic tall ships, ceramic and glass designers, wampum designers, and visual artists. Vineyard Arts Project is an incubator for new works in dance and theater. Featherstone Center for the Arts, The Aquinnah Cultural Center, Beach Road Weekend, the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society, Martha’s Vineyard Jazz and Blues Summerfest, and the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival are just a few of the other arts and culture attractions one can find on Martha’s Vineyard.

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