Arts and Culture Indicators in Community Building Project January 1996-May 1998

Report by Maria Rosario Jackson
October 1, 1998

This report focuses on two issues: (1) the usefulness of existing arts and culture data for the purposes of developing neighborhood indicators and (2) the ways in which art and culture are understood and valued at the neighborhood level by those who live and work there. Included are a discussion of the reconnaissance efforts, field work, workshops, pilot and case studies conducted; a review of existing arts and culture data collection practices and their usefulness for developing neighborhood indicators; and an analytical framework for identifying indicator types.

A published summary in the Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society is available at