Comparing regions with CVI

Comparing regions with CVI

  Step 1 Go to the Dashboard and click CVI Value.   Step 2 On CVI Value page, select “Calculate a new CVI Value.”     Step 3 Step 2 opens a new window that allows you to define the two regions you’d like to compare. There are two ways to choose a region: from an existing “saved region” that you have previously created in region selection or select “new region” to choose a single area* from those that are available to you at your subscription level. First define the region of focus. In this example we are choosing from saved regions. *Note: If … Continued
CVI value

CVI value

The Creative Vitality™ Index compares the per capita concentration of creative activity in two regions. Data on creative industries, occupations, and cultural nonprofit revenues are indexed using a population-based calculation. The resulting CVI Value shows a region’s creative vitality compared to another region. The CVI Value in CV™Suite is set by default to show the region selected compared to the US. This default value can be found on the dashboard (see image below), or by clicking on the CVI Value link in the navigation. This will take you to the CVI page where you can see the CVI value and … Continued
CVSuite Data Methodology

CVSuite Data Methodology

Attribution and Usage Attribution Usage Creative Vitality Index (CVI) CVI compared to CVSuite CVI methodology and codes Datasets Grant data Industry data (NAICS) Industry earnings Industry sales Nonprofit data (NTEE) Occupation data (SOC) Grant data Race and Ethnicity data General New NAICS and SOC codes in CVSuite August 2016 2007 to 2012 NAICS code transition Class of worker Data partners Data sources download Data year vs fiscal year Map tiles Data updates Release Notes Current Release Notes Release notes 2016 Update 1 Release notes 2015.2 Release notes 2014.4 Release notes 2014.3 Release notes 2014.2
What is the difference between the Creative Vitality Index and an economic impact study of the arts?

What is the difference between the Creative Vitality Index and an economic impact study of the arts?

An economic impact study of the arts generally measures the ripple effects in a local economy of funds emerging from the expenditures of nonprofit arts organizations. Some arts economic impact studies also measure the economic impact of artists who live and sell work in a community. Still others include the economic impact of funds expended for travel, food, lodging, and other expenses by persons attending an arts event. An economic impact study of the arts reports on the volume of funds generated by and related to an arts activity. It also evaluates the impact of the ripple effect of those … Continued
How can the Creative Vitality Index be used?

How can the Creative Vitality Index be used?

The CVI has a number of uses. The Index can serve as a diagnostic tool to identify strengths and weaknesses in an area’s creative economy. From that diagnosis, community leaders can strategize to encourage growth in a particular segment of the creative sector of their local economy. The Index can also be used to benchmark work in a certain segment of the creative economy and to track progress against that benchmark. Finally, the CVI is as a credible low-cost source of data that can serve as a point of departure for a discussion about the scope and relative health of … Continued
I know there are more artists in my community than are reported in the data. Doesn’t that fact skew the Index results?

I know there are more artists in my community than are reported in the data. Doesn’t that fact skew the Index results?

The counts of artists and others holding creative industry jobs in a community are not census-type numbers. Rather, the employment numbers in the CVI are estimates built on a sample survey technique. Artist employment is difficult to capture because artists are frequently not employed full time in their professions as artists and thus often do not show up on surveys of full-time employees. Artists sometimes appear as part-time employees in non-art professions—jobs in which they actually participate but with which they do not necessarily identify as a profession. In spite of these limitations, the CVI compensates for the possible underreporting … Continued
My community has a low CVI number, yet this is one of the most creative places I have ever lived. How can that be?

My community has a low CVI number, yet this is one of the most creative places I have ever lived. How can that be?

The CVI measures the creative vitality of the arts dimension of an economy. It does not measure the level of overall creativity in a community. Jobs in the arts, sales of arts-related goods; and ticketed participation in cultural activities are examples of the measures used to determine a community’s creative vitality in the CVI.
2007 to 2012 NAICS code transition

2007 to 2012 NAICS code transition

The United States Census Bureau has updated the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. This update will be reflected in the Creative Vitality™ Suite web tool effective April, 2015. Every five years, the Census Bureau reevaluates industry definitions and makes adjustments based on their analysis of changes in the economy. The Census Bureau update combines some creative industries into new industry categories that are more reflective of today’s economy. NAICS Codes Removed/NAICS Codes Added Following are two lists: One contains a list of NAICS codes that have been removed from the system and the second contains a list of … Continued
Logo Usage

Logo Usage

As designer, developer, and manager of the Creative Vitality Suite™  (CVSuite™), WESTAF requires use of the official CVSuite™ logo and acknowledgement of WESTAF when using any data from the CVSuite™ in public announcements, releases, interviews, articles, or other public documentation wherein CVSuite™ data are referenced. Please download this PDF for reference: Usage & attribution sheet usage sheet Links to specific logos found below APPLY CVSUITE LOGO All aspects of the CVSuite brand have been considered regarding application to collateral. When applying the logo, it is necessary adhere to the guidelines found in this document.The styles and specifications have been crafted to assure consistent … Continued
Release Notes 2019.1 – 06/10/19

Release Notes 2019.1 – 06/10/19

Data Update 2019.1 – 6/10/19 Data Updates: All occupation data updated with new version (2011-2017) All industry data updated with new version (2011-2017) No changes to grant data (2011-2015) No changes to nonprofit data (2011-2016) Current Data Versions: Name Source Source Version Available Years Industry Jobs Industry Earnings Industry Sales Occupation Data Granting Data Nonprofit Data CVI Index EMSI EMSI EMSI EMSI NASAA NCCS WESTAF 2019.1 2019.1 2019.1 2019.1 May 2016 2017 – 2011-2017 2011-2017 2011-2017 2011-2017 2011-2015 2011-2017 2011-2017 Notes: NA
CVI Methodology & Codes

CVI Methodology & Codes

CVI Methodology & Codes The Creative Vitality Index compares the per capita concentration of creative activity in two regions. Data on creative industries, occupations, and cultural nonprofit revenues are indexed using a population-based calculation. The resulting CVI Value shows a region’s creative vitality compared to another region. For more detailed information regarding methodology please download this PDF: CVI Methodology Codes included in CVI Value listed below: 9 Industries by NAICS code 451140 Musical instrument and supplies stores 451211 Book stores 443142 Electronic Store Sales* 453920 Art dealers 711110 Theater companies and dinner theaters 711120 Dance companies 711130 Musical groups and artists 711190 … Continued
Release Notes 2018.3 – 11/09/2018

Release Notes 2018.3 – 11/09/2018

Data Update 2018.3 – 11/09/2018 New Features: User interface improvements Adjusted navigation for quicker access to data tables Reordered year dropdowns with current years at the top Data Updates: Added the 2017 data year for industry, occupation, and nonprofit data All occupation data updated with new version (2011-2017) All industry data updated with new version (2011-2017) No changes to grant data (2011-2015) No changes to nonprofit data (2011-2016) Current Data Versions: Name Source Source Version Available Years Industry Jobs Industry Earnings Industry Sales Occupation Data Granting Data Nonprofit Data CVI Index EMSI EMSI EMSI EMSI NASAA NCCS WESTAF 2018.3 2018.3 2018.3 … Continued
Release Notes 2017.3 – 11/17/2017

Release Notes 2017.3 – 11/17/2017

Data Update 2017.3 – 11/17/2017 New Features: Added 2016 Year ZIP Code updates with USPS Ability to copy and paste ZIP Code list when creating a region Data Updates: All occupation data updated with new version (2011-2016) All industry data updated with new version (2011-2016) No changes to grant data (2011-2015) Nonprofit data added new year (2016) Current Data Versions: Name Source Source Version Available Years Industry Jobs Industry Earnings Industry Sales Occupation Data Granting Data Nonprofit Data CVI Index EMSI EMSI EMSI EMSI NASAA NCCS WESTAF 2017.3 2017.3 2017.3 2017.3 May 2016 2016 – 2011-2016 2011-2016 2011-2016 2011-2016 2011-2015 … Continued
Release Notes 2017.1 – 05/28/2017

Release Notes 2017.1 – 05/28/2017

New Features: Added 2015 Year Two new NAICS codes Data Updates: All occupation data updated with new version (2011-2015) All industry data updated with new version (2011-2015) All grant data updated with recent FDR reporting (2011-2015) Nonprofit data is the same. Current Data Versions: Name Source Source Version Available Years Industry Jobs Industry Earnings Industry Sales Occupation Data Granting Data Nonprofit Data CVI Index EMSI EMSI EMSI EMSI NASAA NCCS WESTAF 2017.1 2017.1 2017.1 2017.1 May 2016 2014 – 2011-2015 2011-2015 2011-2015 2011-2015 2011-2015 2011-2014 2011-2014   Notes: New NAICS and SOC codes are not retroactively added to past years. … Continued
Release Notes 2016 Update 1 – 6/30/2016

Release Notes 2016 Update 1 – 6/30/2016

New Features: None Data Updates: All occupation data updated with new version (2011-2014) All industry data updated with new version (2011-2014) All grant data updated with new version (2011-2014) Nonprofit data is the same. Current Data Versions Name Source Source Version Available Years Industry Jobs Industry Earnings Industry Sales Occupation Data Granting Data Nonprofit Data CVI Index EMSI EMSI EMSI EMSI NASAA NCCS WESTAF 2016.2 2016.2 2016.2 2016.2 May 2016 2014 – 2011-2014 2011-2014 2011-2014 2011-2014 2011-2014 2011-2014 2011-2014  
Release Notes 2015.2 – 11/19/2015

Release Notes 2015.2 – 11/19/2015

New Features: New 2014 data year. We have added 2014 data for all data types: Industry, Occupation, Grant, Nonprofit, and CVI Index. Change your data version to 2015.2 to see the new 2014 data year. Data Updates: All occupation data updated with new version (2011-2014) All industry data updated with new version (2011-2014) All grant data updated with new version (2011-2014) CVI methodology updated with electronic stores sales (2011-2014) Current Data Versions Name Source Source Version Available Years Industry Jobs Industry Earnings Industry Sales Occupation Data Granting Data Nonprofit Data CVI Index EMSI EMSI EMSI EMSI NASAA NCCS WESTAF 2015.2 2015.2 … Continued
Release Notes 2014.4 – 04/14/2015

Release Notes 2014.4 – 04/14/2015

New Features: Ability to toggle between data versions! This feature is helpful for users who are in the middle of reporting and need access to the previous version to complete a report. Transitioned to new NAICS code definitions Data Updates: All occupation data updated with new version (2011-2013) All industry data updated with new version (2011-2013) All grant data updated with new version (2011-2013) CVI methodology updated with electronic stores sales (2011-2013) Only 29.2% of NAICS 443142 electronic stores is designated as creative Some NAICS codes were removed and new NAICS were added as part of the NAICS transition Current Data Versions Name Source … Continued
Release Notes 2014.3

Release Notes 2014.3

Updates: Occupation data updated with new version Industry data updated with new version Grant data updated with new version Added 2013 nonprofit data Added 2013 CVI index   Additional Notes: N/A Industry Jobs – In 2012, the United States Census Bureau updated the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). In the new definitions some industries were combined into new industries which means they will be obsolete when we make the transition to the 2014.4 release. We are unable to report the jobs related to those industries during this transition to the new NAICS definitions.   Current Data Versions Name Source Source Version … Continued
Release Notes 2014.2

Release Notes 2014.2

Current Data Versions Name Source Version Available Years Industry Data Industry Sales Occupation Data Granting Data Nonprofit Data CVI Index EMSI EMSI EMSI NASAA NCCS WESTAF 2014.2 2014.1 2014.2 2014.2 2012 – 2011-2013 2011-2013 2011-2013 2011-2013 2011-2012 2008-2012