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Taking Note

Washington, DC " LA Open House " courtesy of flickr user SNRE (University of Michigan School of Natural Resources) This summer, the National Endowment for the Arts is piloting its 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA). The SPPA underwent major surgery this year, in the...
Washington, DC Different Strokes / The Chicago Bean by papalars via flickr A growing number of us, by choice or by vocation, are in the habit of discussing the arts in empirical terms. Whether it's a matter of public policy, justifying one's own activity as an artist or arts professional,...
Washington, DC " art " by Swrobski via flickr Last summer, when the NEA rewrote its strategic plan for the next five years, it placed a premium on research and the sharing of ideas. As an explicit goal, the agency now strives to “promote knowledge and understanding about the...
Washington, DC Times Square Fisheye , courtesy of Randy Le'Moine Photography via Flickr What draws young talent to a town or city? Going one step further, what attracts them to a particular zone or neighborhood? The answers, if known, would excite many a corporate recruiter. True, we may never...
Washington, DC Colorful Art , by Leogirly4life via Flickr When we look at the growth of not-for-profit arts organizations---particularly of performing arts groups---and the declines in attendance over a comparable period, it becomes hard not to declare a state of disequilibrium. As Chairman...

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