Research & Analysis

Publications

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2012
How do you measure how art works - on people, on communities, or on society? It's a broad question, and the National Endowment for the Arts offers an ambitious plan to "map" the arts to better understand and measure this complex, dynamic system. How Art Works describes the agency's five-year research agenda, framed and informed by a groundbreaking "system map"...
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2012
This report provides a comprehensive overview of the diverse network of public and private funders that directly and indirectly support the arts in the U.S. It explains the role of the National Endowment for the Arts and other public partners at the federal, state, and local levels as well as that of private partners, such as foundations, corporations, and individuals...
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2000
Compares government arts expenditures in the U.S. with the spending levels of Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom.
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1995
This study provides an examination of the American audience for jazz through analysis of statistics from the 1982 and 1992 Surveys of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA). The study interprets the statistical results of the 1982 and 1992 SPPA's in light of changes that occured in the jazz field over this time period.
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2010
The executive summary of the report on key results from two investigative efforts--an online, national survey of outdoor arts festivals and seven case studies--to examine the range and variety of arts festivals in the U.S., the artists they employ, the communities they serve, and the roles they play in our cities, towns, and neighborhoods. The survey collected, for the first...
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2010
This report combines key results from two investigative efforts—an online, national survey of outdoor arts festivals and seven case studies—to examine the range and variety of arts festivals in the U.S., the artists they employ, the communities they serve, and the roles they play in our cities, towns, and neighborhoods. The survey collected, for the first time, comprehensive data on...
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2010
This report is based on seven case studies that complement data from an online, national survey of outdoor arts festivals. The case studies offer a rich perspective on seven distinctive festivals, their sponsoring organizations, and their artists, volunteers, and audiences.
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1987
Results of surveys of careers and opinions of senior administrators of U.S. art museums, symphony orchestras, resident theaters, and local arts agencies conducted and analyzed by Paul DiMaggio, Yale University.
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1979
Census data analyzed to describe the sex and minority makeup of our artist population.
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2000
An in-depth examination of artists' employment, specifically multiple jobholding or moonlighting, over three decades with comparisons to other professional occupations. The principal data source used is the Current Population Survey, a national Census Bureau survey sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics -- with highlights from smaller, artist-focused surveys included.
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