Work of art: Rising incomes will drive growth, despite decreased government spending

The Fine Arts Schools industry comprises institutions that provide recreational instruction in dance, music, theater and the visual arts to the general public, as well as a small share of nondegree-granting academic classes and training programs designed for art students and professional artists. In recent years, this industry has benefited from rising levels of per capita disposable income, which have fueled demand for fine arts classes and other discretionary industry services. Therefore, while growth has been somewhat constrained by an overall decline in federal funding for the creative arts, industry revenue has grown steadily over the past five years...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry revenue is largely driven by consumers’ ability to invest in fine arts classes as a form of recreation and education
  • The amount of assistance that institutions receive from government agencies has declined
  • Growing corporate profit enables companies to donate more frequently and more substantially
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    Fine arts schools usually enroll small numbers of students per class and serve local markets. This contributes to a low level of market concentration in the Fine Arts School industry. IBISWorld estimates that the industry's four largest players account for less than 1.0% of total industry revenue in 2017. The industry is also highly fragmented, with a large number of small-scale enterprises and nonprofit organizations. According to data from the US Census, an estimated 55.5% of industry institutions employ fewer than five workers, while just 1.0% employ more than 50. The level of concentration is not anticipated to change over the next five years as new schools continue to open and the industry remains fragmented. This is comparable with the education sector at large...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fine Arts Schools Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fine Arts Schools Industry are

  • Access to volunteer labor
  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Ability to educate the wider community
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Number of K-12 students in the Fine Arts Schools industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Fine Arts Schools Industry?

    This industry includes establishments that offer instruction in the fine arts, including dance, drama, music and the visual arts. The industry does not include programs that offer academic degrees or diplomas. Commercial and graphic arts and commercial photography instruction are also excluded from this industry, as these subjects are accounted for in the Trade and Technical Schools industry (IBISWorld report 61151).

    Industry Products
  • Recreational dance classes
  • Recreational music and theater classes
  • Training and professional development programs
  • Recreational visual arts classes
  • Academic courses
  • Contributions
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing art instruction (except commercial or graphic)
  • Providing ballet instruction (except academic)
  • Providing ceramics instruction
  • Providing dance instruction
  • Providing drama instruction (except academic)
  • Providing handicrafts instruction
  • Providing music instruction (except academic)
  • Providing photography instruction (except commercial)
  • Providing sculpture instruction
  • Providing voice instruction
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Number of K-12 students
  • Corporate profit
  • Federal funding for creative arts
  • Time spent on leisure and sports
  • Demand from donations, grants and endowment

  • Current Performance
  • Rising demand for fine arts courses
  • Corporate profit and donations
  • Government funding declines
  • Rising industry participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • The economy helps and hurts
  • Declining government funding
  • Table: Fine Arts Schools Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fine Arts Schools Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Ceramics Manufacturing
  • Jewelry Manufacturing
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Community Colleges
  • Musical Groups & Artists
  • Performers & Creative Artists
  • Colleges & Universities
  • For-Profit Universities

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Camera Stores
  • Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores
  • Janitorial Services
  • Musical Instrument & Supplies Stores
  • Office Supply Stores
  • Record Stores

  • Products & Services
  • Recreational dance classes
  • Recreational music and theater classes
  • Training and professional development programs
  • Contributions
  • Other
  • Recreational visual arts classes
  • Academic courses
  • Chart: Fine Arts Schools Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Children aged 12 and under
  • Other
  • Adolescents aged 13 to 18
  • Art students and professional artists
  • Adults
  • Senior citizens
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fine Arts Schools Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesRent and utilitiesPurchasesDepreciationOther expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fine Arts Schools

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fine Arts Schools Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fine Arts Schools Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Fine Arts Schools Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • A post-secondary educational institution.
  • Endowment Fund
  • Donations to a school wherein the principal is to remain intact and is to be invested to produce income that may be expended or reinvested.
  • National Endowment For The Arts (Nea)
  • An independent agency of the federal government that offers support and funding for projects exhibiting artistic excellence.
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