Arts & Culture Indicators in Community Building Project


Funder: Rockefeller Foundation
Contact: Kathryn Pettit kpettit@urban.org
Date: 1996 - 2006

The Arts and Culture Indicators in Community Building Project (ACIP) was an exploratory and experimental effort to develop arts and culture neighborhood indicators for use in local planning, policymaking, and community building. Launched in 1996 with the support of the Creativity and Culture division of the Rockefeller Foundation, it operated in conjunction with the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP). The project operated at the local level in collaboration with various kinds of organizations and individuals including community builders, arts administrators, artists, funders and applied researchers. The project sought to create the concepts, tools, and language necessary to integrate arts and culture into quality of life measures. Moreover, it actively encourages the inclusion of arts and culture within indicator systems.

See all NNIP items related to the issues:
Arts and Culture


Participating Partners:

The Boston Indicators Project at The Boston Foundation
(Inactive) Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project
Public Health - Seattle & King County
NeighborhoodInfo DC