wrote to Amber Sharples, OAC executive director, and asked what study
or report backs up that statistic. She didn’t reply, so I suspect it is
one of those things “everyone knows” for which there is no proof.
—Carl Hall, Edmond
Editor’s note: The
statistic comes from a 2008 Oklahoma economic impact study conducted by
Americans for the Arts in collaboration with OAC. The full study is
available at arts.ok.gov.