We are partnering with The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RAC) to ask the musicians, writers, craftspeople, designers, makers, and performers who enrich the region with arts, culture, and creativity to tell us about their experience as creatives in St. Louis through Creatives Count.
Creatives Count is made up of two parts. First, there is a survey open to creatives in all fields, whether they are professionals or hobbyists, living in St. Louis city and county. The survey will collect information about creative practices taking place in the city and county, how creatives pursue their creative practice (as an LLC, as a full time employee, etc.), and what resources creatives need to advance their practice. The second part is a qualitative research study doing in-depth research focused on four distinct creative communities: fashion, film, music, and community-based arts. This study will inform RAC about what is going on in the creative community right now. RAC will use the information Creatives Count collects to plan artist programs and services in upcoming years. As the only survey of its kind, Creatives Count will also be a critical source of information for governments, businesses, nonprofits, and individuals who want to learn more about the region’s creatives.
This vital data will be made available to the public and on October 23rd the data will be shared in a conference.