We don’t shy away from data because we know that numbers can help make creativity visible. The numbers tell our story about who we are and what we add to the economy (spoiler: it’s a lot). So we’re gathering information from creatives and communities across the state, and painting a picture of how the creative economy is helping Washington thrive.
Check out some research from Whipsmart and our partners below.
Washington State's Creative Economy Report.
Whipsmart’s Social Safety Net Survey identified unemployment insurance, financial assistance and community as key to sustaining the creative industries during the pandemic and beyond.
Creative Industries was one of two case studies in this groundbreaking Department of Commerce report. Whipsmart helped researchers identify creative economy leaders, business owners, and workers to give their perspective for the study.
Whipsmart participated as one of the 14 organizations who partnered to help identify the needs of creative individuals and organizations during the recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Whipsmart convened the Creative Industries Recovery Task Force which identified the needs of the creative industries during the long road to recovery. 27 focus groups with a diverse group of stakeholders informed this important work that was presented to the Department of Commerce.
Washington Filmworks partnered with the Department of Commerce to look at the economic impact of film, and made recommendations about how to build a stronger creative economy in Washington State.