“We believe in the value that a creative culture brings to the Birmingham community — both the tangible value of economic growth and the intangible value of quality of life.”
The arts and cultural sector contributed $804.2 billion or 4.3 percent to the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016. This represents an increase of .1 percent from 2015 when economists reported that the sector added 4.2 percent or $763.6 billion to the U.S. economy. The 4.3 percent contribution for 2016 is part of the latest report of the Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA), produced by the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the
Next Friday, November 15, Line of Duty, shot in Birmingham in the summer of 2018, will premiere at Sidewalk Cinema. Starring Aaron Eckhart and directed by Steven C. Miller, this action thriller follows the story of a disgraced cop who seeks redemption when he goes rogue in an attempt to save the police chief’s abducted daughter.
We’re proud to report that our fearless leader Buddy Palmer will receive The Gamechanger Award at The Vulcan Community Awards Dinner this fall. Each year, Vulcan Park & Museum celebrates citizens who exemplify civic pride, leadership, and progress, just as Vulcan has symbolized for 114 years.
A large part of our city’s livability, tourism, and economic growth is due to our wonderful arts and cultural organizations — and the talented and passionate staff members who work tirelessly to make the magic happen.