NCAR Arts Vibrancy Index: A Heat Map

Glenn B. Voss and Zannie Giraud Voss

NCAR provides scores for every county's Arts Dollars, Arts Providers, Government Support, Socio-economic and Other Leisure characteristics. This way, when you read in the NCAR report how these community characteristics drive performance, you can also see your community's relative strength on each characteristic. The scores are on a scale of 0-100 with 100 being highest. The scores are akin to percentiles – i.e., if your county's score on a measure is 56, it means it did better than 56% of counties on that measure.