Research & Analysis

Publications

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1998
A comparison of revenues for nonprofit and taxable theaters based on data from the Economic Censuses of 1992, 1987, and 1982. A distribution of revenue by source (private, public, etc.) is also provided for each type of theater.
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2011
Research Note #101 summarizes and reflects upon key findings from three Research Reports: #52, Arts Education in America: What the Declines Mean for Arts Participation; #53, Age and Arts Participation: A Case against Demographic Destiny; and #54, Beyond Attendance: A Multi-Modal Understanding of Arts Participation.
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2011
Research Note #102 examines large datasets from multiple federal sources to report on three broad topics related: 1) the total number, staff, and budget size of performing arts organizations; 2) U.S. consumer spending on performing arts admissions and other cultural events; and 3) Americans' daily time spent doing arts and cultural activities, including performing arts attendance. Measures of arts and...
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2007
This report is a new and comprehensive analysis of reading patterns of children, teenagers, and adults in the United States. To Read or Not To Read assembled data on reading trends from more than 40 sources, including federal agencies, universities, foundations, and associations. The compendium expands the investigation of the NEA's landmark 2004 report, Reading at Risk, and reveals recent...
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1977
An assessment of information about craft artists and their work prepared as an aid to planning of new research.
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1994
A report which discusses information on various characteristics of the artist population and its position in the U.S. labor force. Data are presented in demographic contexts, as well as by artistic discipline. Based on data extracted from the 1970, 1980, and 1990 Censuses of the Population conducted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census.
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1995
This study examines and interprets data from the 1982 and 1992 Surveys of Public Participation in the Arts pertaining to participation in the arts via television, radio and sound recordings.
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1977
Data from the personnel files of Actors' Equity Association interpreted by researchers help explain theater employment data systems and the complex conditions governing economic survival of actors.
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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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1984
Investigates how artists get work selected for exhibition and examines the relationship between exhibition and economic success of artists in America's smaller art-market cities.

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