In 2019, the Delaware Division of the Arts will celebrate its 30th anniversary. As part of this occasion, we’re collecting testimonials about what the arts mean to you. We’ll be sharing your testimonials as part of our anniversary kickoff starting in January 2019. Check our Facebook page in January for more details.
The Delaware State Arts Council experienced major reorganization in 1989. In that year the Division of the Arts was created within the Department of State as an advisory, coordinating, and implementing agency for the promotion of the arts in Delaware.
The Delaware Division of the Arts, a branch of the Delaware Department of State, is dedicated to cultivating and supporting the arts to enhance the quality of life for all Delawareans. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council, the Division administers grants and programs that support arts programming, educate the public, increase awareness of the arts, and integrate the arts into all facets of Delaware life.
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that arts and cultural production accounts for $936,129,000 and 1.3% of the Delaware economy, contributing 9,101 jobs.
Total Value Added: $936,129,000
Arts and Cultural Share of Total Gross State Product (GSP): 1.3%
Core Arts and Cultural Production: $201,118,000
Supporting Arts and Cultural Production: $641,877,000