Staten Island Arts Group to Measure the Borough's 'Cultural Production'

By Nicholas Rizzi on August 30, 2013 2:03pm 

 Staten Island Arts will be starting the "Count Yourself In" survey to measure the cultural production.
Staten Island Arts will be starting the "Count Yourself In" survey to measure the cultural production.
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Staten Island Arts

STATEN ISLAND — A local arts group is trying to measure the "cultural production" of Staten Island.

Staten Island Arts announced its new "Count Yourself In" survey to track how much art the forgotten borough is producing.

The seven-minute survey's information will be used to "inform and activate cross-sector dialogue, arts participation and equitable policy for artists living and working on Staten Island," a release from Staten Island Arts said.

The survey will start on Sept. 14 and the deadline for submissions will be Dec. 31, the release said.

While data does exist for the city's cultural sector, it's generally limited to individuals and organizations doing grassroots works, and does not narrow down to a borough level, the release said.

With the survey, Staten Island Arts said they will also use data to "develop recommendations to inform community resilience and enhance culture’s role in revitalizing communities and addressing community issues."

The survey will be available online at the Staten Island Arts website and in print by request, or at local libraries or some small businesses like the Full Cup and Everything Goes Book Cafe. Respondents are also entered to win gift cards to local restaurants.

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