Saturday, April 18, 2009
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I have been winding down a bit these past couple days but I am back now. For those of you who were unable to attend our public presentation of the results for the Indianapolis Art Survey, you will now have a limited time to check them out online and if you wish, download the results. We collected a lot of information, responses from 60 questions, so I felt it was simply too much information to post here in full. Over the next week or two I may in fact post a few stats for open discussion but I welcome everyone to use the comment section here or in one of our earlier posts to further discuss these results, ideas and/or possible solutions.
One discussion has already begun centering on some of the results about the amount of money people in Indy tend to be willing to spend. I made a comment at the presentation putting the spending into context with the cost of attending a sporting event. This was an obviously bad analogy .as we have discussed here before. For the record I do not really feel these two are parallel but rather a notable example of the shift in thinking and willingness to spend money. It has been brought up in the comment section that perhaps a better analogy is to that of purchasing furniture and design objects. I agree that this is a very much a better parallel but again, according to the survey, only 26.2% of the respondents said they purchase high end design objects and like. Not exactly a hopeful number.
The ever so insightful and prolific blogger, Urbanophile has posted a very well thought response to this very discussion on his blog. I recommend you read his thoughts on the subject and let us work together to make the change we want to see.
So with out further ado, here is the link to the Indianapolis Art Survey Results.
UPDATE: (To accompany some of the commentary going on, here is the stated zip code map from the presentation.)
Indianapolis Zip Code Map (the lighter the color, the lesser number of responses)