1. Modeling the Arts & Culture Ecosystem
We conceptualize the arts and culture ecosystem as a set of interdependent relationships among individual artists, arts organizations, their communities and audiences, and the cultural policies that influence the production and consumption of arts and culture. This section documents our data sources and details both how we organize arts & culture organizations into 11 arts sectors and how we organize them by size. We also provide details on how we created the spatial model that mathematically models the distances between arts & cultural organizations and their communities and audiences.