Arts and cultural activities contribute to the vitality of neighborhoods by creating shared spaces, stimulating community-based economic opportunities, and transforming the physical and emotional notions of place. As Baltimore’s communities, growth, and economy are increasingly tied to arts and culture, a mapping tool to track related data has become essential to bettering the city’s future.
About the Tool
As the project manager, BNIA-JFI supports the development of the cultural mapping tool by collecting and analyzing arts and culture data in a common, centralized measurement system. By establishing a system for mapping and correlating arts and culture data, an interactive, web-based, and publicly-accessible cultural mapping tool will:
In order to best capture the dynamic definitions and states of art and culture in Baltimore, data will be collected from a variety of sources and methodologies that can be tracked and replicated over time. This includes:
We welcome your input to ensure that the data and tool are actionable and beneficial for all stakeholders working to improve vitality in Baltimore’s neighborhoods. If you are interested in taking a survey to help us with our process, please follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/vsARTS
Follow the link to see the powerpoint from our Arts & Culture Release event on April 20, 2016: