Measuring the Arts & Culture Workforce: A Regional Comparative Approach

November 19, 2003 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Harris School, Woodlawn Room

Caryn, Sarah, and Jennifer, all second-year master's students at the Harris School, will present the approach that they've taken to define and measure the arts and culture as a sector of the workforce, and discuss the implications for cultural policy making of their approach in comparison to the approach taken by Richard Florida in The Rise of the Creative Class. This work stems from research undertaken in conjunction with the City of Chicago's initiative, "Advancing Chicago's Civic Agenda Through the Arts."