On June 12, 2014, the Cultural Research Network hosted a virtual study group on “Indexing cultural data.” A brief introduction:
“How can we measure the arts and culture of a city or region? Can we collect arts and culture data in such a way that cities or regions can compare themselves to each other and identify local strengths? Two efforts to do just that are explored in this virtual study group: WESTAF’s Cultural Vitality Index (CVI) and Americans for the Arts’ National and Local Art Indices.
Notes from the VSG are available here and below.VSG-Index_Webinar_Notes