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The National Cultural Districts Exchange provides a portal for accessing information on cultural districts in the United States. Cultural districts are defined as well-recognized, labeled areas of a city in which a high concentration of cultural facilities and programs serve as the main anchor of attraction. They help strengthen local economies, create an enhanced sense of place, and deepen local cultural capacity. The Nation Cultural Districts Exchange website provides tools and resources to help guide the development and advancement of Cultural Districts. The portal is provided by Americans for the Arts.
The portal offers tools and resources for the following areas:
- Cultural Districts Basics
- Developing a Cultural District
- Advancing a Cultural District
- Profiles of Cultural Districts
- Cultural Districts Research
- Cultural Districts Issue Briefs
Of particular interest to those involved in the arts are the phone survey results from 42 cultural districts in the United States which can be found on the Cultural Districts Research link and the Cultural Districts Interactive Map which provides data on over 300 cultural districts in the United States.
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