The Validating Arts & Livability Indicators (VALI) Study

Research Report

The Validating Arts & Livability Indicators (VALI) Study

Results and Recommendations

Abstract

This report presents findings and recommendations from a study conducted to validate a set of candidate indicators identified by the National Endowment for the Arts to reflect possible effects of creative placemaking initiatives. These initiatives seek to improve community livability through the arts. UI researchers obtained feedback from participants engaged in creative placemaking in a variety of communities to assess the appropriateness and limitations of the indicators under different circumstances. The indicators and guidance on their use are intended to serve as a resource to help communities better understand and communicate outcomes of their creative placemaking efforts.

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