The North-South Divide in American Creativity

See this Washington Post article about the NEH graphical representation of findings above. Also, note this NEH definition of what they considered “personally performed or created artwork” for purposes of their survey: “Created pottery, ceramics, or jewelry; created leatherwork, metalwork, or woodwork; did weaving, crocheting, or other textile art; played a musical instrument; did acting; performed or practiced dance; did social dance; performed or practiced singing; created films or videos as an artistic activity; took photographs as an artistic activity; created visual arts such as paintings, sculptures, or graphic designs; did creative writing.”

Map of the United States showing a “best of fit” line at the 36”30’ latitude for a division between states in which more people are engaged in creative and artistic activities above the line than below it

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