NASAA Notes: May 2019

April 29, 2019

Interactive Database of State Creative Economy Studies

States measure their creative economies and unique cultural assets through a variety of methods. NASAA has created the Interactive Database of State Creative Economy Studies (IDSCES) to showcase the wide-ranging approaches states use to identify and quantify their creative economies.

IDSCES is a useful companion to the Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account and NASAA’s Creative Economy State Profiles. It can be used to understand how states define their creative economies and the variety of data points available to articulate the economic value of the arts. Drawing on 106 publicly available creative economy studies conducted in 45 states, the database unearths research methods tailored to describe each state’s economic environment, including in-depth case studies, input-output (economic impact) models, surveys, secondary data reporting, indexing systems and mixed-methods approaches.

All of the studies are easily searchable: first select a state, and then select a state level study to discover its purpose, methods, key data points and a direct link to the full study.

Learn more about how IDSCES is situated within NASAA’s suite of creative economy resources by reading State Arts Agencies and Creative Economy Research: Frequently Asked Questions. Contact Ryan Stubbs for help accessing and using creative economy resources for your state.

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