Craftspersons and Artists in Northwest Wisconsin: Putting a Face on a Creative Industry

The impetus for this research project was provided by Wisconsin's Northwest Heritage Passage. The target population of the research project was expanded beyond its membership to include all craftspersons and artists in an eleven-county study area—Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Sawyer, St. Croix, and Washburn Counties.

The primary objectives of the project were to:

  • determine the relative size, composition, and characteristics of craftspersons and artists—as a creative industry—in the study area,
  • estimate the economic contributions of craftspersons and artists in the study area, and
  • assess the educational needs of respondents.

To access the full report and survey instrument in pdf format, click on the following links:

Craftspersons and Artists in Northwest Wisconsin Research Report

Survey Instrument