In a report by SMU DataArts, Wilmington, Delaware has been named one of the Top 40 Most Art’s-Vibrant Communities in the U.S., ranking Number 6 in the Medium-Sized Communities.
The criteria to determine ranking was based around the following:
- Arts Providers (45%)- The number of Independent artists, arts and culture employees, arts and cultural organizations, and arts, culture & entertainment firms.
- Arts Dollars (45%)- Program revenue, contributed revenue, total expenses, and total compensation.
- Government Support (10%)- State arts dollars, state arts grants, federal arts dollars , and federal arts grants.
Some of the highlighted venues in the report were the Delaware Art Museum, the Wilmington Art Loop, The Wilmington Drama League, and The Delaware Theatre Company.
As reported by WilmToday, Wilmington ranks 8th overall for per capita program revenue and is in the top 2% for all but one sub-measure of Arts Dollars.