Indexing cultural data

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.

In this VSG, urban planner Anna Muessig described how she used the CVI in research she did for the city of Minneapolis, and Roland Kushner talked about development of AFTA’s LAI.”

Notes from the VSG are available here and below.