Updated: Aug 6, 2019

You might be wondering what a smart phone has to do with your art?! The reality is that smart phones are, at the very least, a portable display allowing any given artist's portfolio to be placed in the hands of a global audience. That is a extremely powerful piece of technology... Along with this new technology comes the creation of digital galleries for artists and art viewers alike. This has dramatically increased the accessibility of both parties to a growing digital network of art, artists, and distributors around the globe.

The arts contribute $763.6 billion to the U.S. economy, more than agriculture, transportation, or warehousing.

According to the National Endowments for the Arts website, The arts contributed $763.6 billion to the U.S. economy in 2018, more than agriculture, transportation, or warehousing. When it comes to value added to the U.S. GDP; Arts & Culture ranks third on the list of top contributing sectors like Health care and Retail. The amount of revenue Arts and Culture produces for the nation's economy has increased by ten times what it was ten years ago. Hmm, is it coincidental smart phone use has increased exponentially in those last ten years?! The correlation between these two phenomenon is certainly undeniable, but is it enough to confirm causation.. This is the question that needs to be answered. Either way it's no secret that the increased use of mobile devices is driving the consumption of art like social media, television shows, movies, music, etc to an all time high.