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DUNS NUMBER
                                                                                            posted November 2006

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A National Campaign to Register Artists and Nonprofit Arts Organizations for a
DUNS number with Dun & Bradstreet


Americans for the Arts urges all individual artists and arts organizations to get their own free Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) number—or if they already have a D&B number, to ensure that they are accurately coded as an arts/craft organization or artist/craftsman.

Since 2004, Americans for the Arts has produced the Creative Industries: Business & Employment in the Arts report, a study of the nonprofit and for-profit arts-related businesses in America. This report provides a valuable visibility and advocacy tool for advancing the arts/crafts. In 2006, the analysis revealed that roughly 548,000 arts businesses employed 2.9 million people. But they know this is an undercount!

The Creative Industries research uses D&B data to document the number of arts-related businesses and employees in any geographical region or political jurisdiction. If you don’t have a D&B number, then you are not represented in the data. Do your part to help advance the arts in America—SIGN UP AND BE COUNTED.

You can get a DUNS number by calling Dun and Bradstreet at 866-705-5711, OR
Americans for the Arts makes it easy for you to contact D&B and sign-up for a DUNS number. They’ve compiled step-by-step directions that will guide you through the process of contacting D&B via e-mail or phone. The whole process takes less than 10 minutes. It’s fast and it’s free. Visit the Americans For the Arts website by clicking below to obtain more information:
http://www.americansforthearts.org/information_services/research/services/creative_industries/004.asp


NEW INFORMATION RESOURCES: THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES FOR ALL 7,400 STATE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS
www.AmericansForTheArts.org/CreativeIndustries/StateLegislativeDistricts 
Do you know how many arts-related businesses are located in your state legislative district? We have the answer, and so can you. Visit the website above to download the Creative Industries State Legislative District Reports. Each three-page report contains a color map of the district, a table listing the number of Creative Industries businesses and employees in the district, and a table summarizing the percentage of change from 2004 to 2006 in Creative Industries businesses and employees. The reports are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day, and are free of charge. For more information, contact Research Coordinator Eulynn Shiu at eshiu@artsusa.org or 202.371.2830

TAKING ORDERS NOW: 2006 CREATIVE INDUSTRIES REPORTS
www.AmericansForTheArts.org/CreativeIndustries 
The latest data shows there are 547,600 arts businesses in the United States that employ 2.8 million people. Do you know how many of them are in your community? We can tell you how many are located in your county, city, or even multicounty/city service area. Order your customized 2006 Creative Industries reports and get compelling evidence of the creative industries in your community. Our Creative Industries reports display each arts-centric business on a color map of your community. The reports come with a complete suite of advocacy tools designed to help you communicate findings to arts advocates and decision-makers. Prices start at $25 for a single standard report, and you don't pay anything until the reports are delivered. For prices and more information, contact Research Coordinator Eulynn Shiu at eshiu@artsusa.org or 202.371.2830.

  










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