Cultural Policy Center
The Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago published three new studies this year that gather data on Chicago and a number of peer cities. The first measures Chicago’s artistically creative economy, the second accounts for retention of Chicago’s arts students as residents beyond graduation, and the third is a comparative analysis of public funding for art in Chicago and twelve other cities in the U.S. from 2002-2012. This is amazing hard data on a field that isn’t as easy to quantify as many others.
Best of Chicago 2014