A National Campaign to Register Artists and Arts Organizations with Dun & Bradstreet

Americans for the Arts urges all individual artists and arts organizations to register online for a free D-U-N-S number—or if they already have a D-U-N-S number, to ensure that they are accurately coded as an arts-related business. 

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. Our most recent analysis from April 2017 revealed that 673,656 businesses are involved in the creation or distribution of the arts, and they employ 3.48 million people. But we know this is an undercount!

The Creative Industries research uses Dun & Bradstreet 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-U-N-S number, then you are not represented in the data. Do your part to help advance the arts in America—SIGN UP AND BE COUNTED.

Americans for the Arts has compiled step-by-step directions that will guide you through the process of registering with Dun & Bradstreet using their website. The application process takes less than 10 minutes. It’s fast and it’s free.

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