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!