Creative Vitality Index

How creative are we as a state? How have our efforts, through policy and funding, made a difference? What role does creativity play in local communities? In 2006, we set out to answer these questions by commissioning a Creative Vitality Index for Oregon.

The Creative Vitality Index measures the health of the creative economy in a city, county, state or other geographic area as it compares to the national index, and creates a benchmark for future measurement.

Report of research measuring the health of Oregon's art-related economic activity in 2008.
Reports of research measuring the vitality of Oregon's arts-related economic activity in 2007.
An explanation of Oregon's Creative Vitality Index and a report of the 2006 research, which measured the health of Oregon's art-related economy.


Oregon Arts Commission

(503) 986-0082 (phone)
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775 Summer Street NE, Ste 200
Salem, OR 97301-1280