California Arts Council

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September 14, 2009Mary Beth Barber

California Creative Vitality Index to be Released September 17 in San Diego

Study examining creative for-profit and non-profit economy strengths will be presented at California Arts Council meeting

Sacramento -

Results of a Creative Vitality Index (CVI) study that measures the annual changes in the economic health of an area's creative sector and includes both for-profit and nonprofit activities will be released at a meeting of the California Arts Council on Thursday, September 17, 2009, at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. The California CVI study results will be presented to the Council at approximately 11:30 a.m. (meeting begins at 10:30 a.m.)

In the CVI study, researchers analyzed how California's creative-sector indicators compare to the nation's. Ten separate regions within California were also analyzed and compared against the national standard. Anthony Radich, Executive Director of the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and Ryan Stubbs, WESTAF Director of Research, will present the California CVI report to the Council and highlight successful creative sectors and regions in the state.

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is at 1100 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California 92101, (858) 454-3541. For more information about the meeting, contact the California Arts Council's communication director Mary Beth Barber at (916) 322-6588, (916) 835-5580 (cell) or Location information may be found on the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego website at

The mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the Arts and Creativity. Members of the California Arts Council include: Chair Malissa Feruzzi Shriver, Vice Chair Eunice David, Michael Alexander, Adam Hubbard, Charmaine Jefferson, Chong-Moon Lee, Fred Sands, Karen Skelton, Susan Steinhauser and William Turner.

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