Creative State MI Research

Creative State MI is your source for information on the economic and social contributions and impacts of the creative industries in Michigan – artists, arts and cultural organizations, arts educators, designers, makers, creative practitioners and entrepreneurs, and creative businesses from start-ups to corporations – Michigan’s “Creative Many”. As part of Creative State MI, Creative Many is conducting, reporting and sharing the latest research, case studies, policy models and other resources affirming the vital role of the creative economy – for profit and nonprofit — for Michigan’s competitive advantage into the future.


Our Research

REPORT  |  2016

Creative State MI: Creative Industries

The 2016 Creative Industries Report shares the latest research on Michigan’s creative industries, including 12 industry clusters, which contributed 88,761 employees in 10,706 establishments, generating nearly $5 billion in wages in Michigan’s economy in 2014.

REPORT  |  2016

Creative State Nonprofit Report

In its fifth edition, Creative Many’s Creative State Michigan Nonprofit Report details the impact Michigan’s arts and cultural nonprofit organizations have on the state’s economy and citizens.

2012 Arts Education Census

REPORT  |  2012

Arts Education Census

Quadrant Arts Education Research, in partnership with Michigan Youth Arts, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Michigan Department of Education and Creative Many Michigan (ArtServe), began a statewide study of arts education in Michigan schools.


National & International Research
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REPORT  |  2013

The Orange Economy: An Infinite Opportunity

This manual has been designed and written with the purpose of introducing key concepts and areas of debate around the “creative economy,” a valuable development opportunity that Latin America, the Caribbean and the world at large cannot afford to miss.

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REPORT  |  2013

America’s Creative Economy

October 2013 research on the creative economies across America – especially focused on how regions and organizations conceptualize and track that segment of their local economy that fosters and taps imagination, creativity and innovation to create and deliver goods, products and services.

LINKS  |  2014

Sustain Arts

Sustain Arts is an unprecedented effort to connect knowledge and networks to build the collective capacity of the arts and cultural sector in America, one community at a time.