Research & Analysis

Publications

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2015
This report synthesizes findings across several modes of arts participation (attending the visual and performing arts, reading literature, creating/performing art, using digital media to consume art, and learning within the arts) to show how many American adults--and from which backgrounds--have engaged in art throughout the decade of 2002 to 2012. Based on the NEA's Survey of Public Participation in the...
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2013
This report explores industrial design, both as an occupation and as an industry tied to U.S. manufacturing and other sectors. Drawing on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau, the report highlights the number of working industrial designers and their earnings, the industries employing the greatest numbers of designers, and their geographic concentration in...
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2015
This report examines demographic and socio-economic characteristics of adults who attended visual and performing arts activities in 2012, but unlike prior NEA research it offers in-depth perspectives on attitudes, motivations, and barriers concerning arts attendance. Based on a NEA module to the 2012 General Social Survey (GSS). 62 pp. January 2015 Download report Arts Data Profile #4: Why Don't They...
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1995
This publication provides both a description of the development of arts participation research at the national and local level and an overview of how to conduct an arts participation study
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2000
Based on the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts conducted in 1982, 1992, and 1997, this study examines the aging of arts audiences and the role that age plays in predicting arts attendance. This report looks at trends in the average age of arts audiences and follows the participation rates of birth cohorts (e.g., the "Great Depression" cohort and...
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2011
Mark Stern, University of Pennsylvania, analyzes the relationship between age and arts participation in the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts data for 1982, 1992, 2002, and 2008. The report concludes that age and year of birth are poor predictors of arts participation and that the age distribution of art-goers now generally mirrors that of the U.S. adult population.
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1996
This study examines arts participation or attendance rates for a variety of age groupings or cohorts, to determine trends over the 1982 to 1992 decade. A specific focus of the report is baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1965. Richard A. Peterson and Darren E. Sherkat, Judith Huggins Balfe and Rolf Meyersohn.
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1986
Data from the 1982 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts is analyzed in terms of desire for increased participation in the following arts activities: attending jazz, classical music, musical plays/ operetta, non-musical plays, opera and ballet performances and visiting art museums and galleries. Age is the control variable and is broken down into seven age groups. This Note also...
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1987
Using data from the 1982 Census of Service Industries, this Note reviews aggregate financial conditions of nonprofit theater, dance, and classical music organizations. Revenue/expense ratios, detailed sources of revenues, and other information are presented for the three broad groups and for the following selected fields: resident theaters (LORT), stock theaters, Off-Broadway theaters, Off-Off-Broadway theaters, children's theaters, community theaters, ballet companies,...
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2006
Drawing on a variety of data sources and analyses, this note addresses access to classical radio. It examines key classical radio characteristics, including trends in station counts and listening hours, as well as the finances of classical radio.
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