Friday, July 22, 2011

We're Number One!

Ohio leads nation in toxic air pollution [Dayton Business Journal]

Ohioans are subject to the most industrial toxic air pollution, according to a recent study. Ohio’s toxic air pollution levels are 36 percent higher than any other state in the country, according to an analysis of Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxics Release Inventory by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Columbus Ranked #8 in Nation for Creative Vitality

Check it out! According to the Vitality Index, Columbus is 8th in the nation for creative vitality. The index measures "a city's human strengths as it respects its social, cultural, and economic complexities."

This report is done by Creative Cities International, LLC, who describe themselves as a "global team of the most dynamic and experienced practitioners in culture and urban planning, market and financial analysis, architecture, transportation and the creative industries."

The report follows on the heels of the announcement of NEA grant funding of Columbus Public Art 2012. Through this competitive process, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, City of Columbus, and the City’s Columbus Art Commission won $150,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts. This money will be distributed to 10-15 artists to support temporary public art initiatives.

Indie Art Capital: I still believe!