Research & Analysis

Publications

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2010
This report describes the demographic characteristics of U.S. adults that participated in the arts (such as concerts, plays, and dance performances) via electronic media (e.g., TV, radio, computers and portable media devices) in 2008, based on the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA). Separately, the report examines broad categories of arts participation via Internet. The report also investigates...
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1985
Using data from the 1982 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, this Note compares pairs of live attendance activities and electronic media activities, such as: watching on TV, listening to radio, and listening to recordings. The Note also examines the correlations between hours spent watching all TV and attending live events. The Pearson correlation coefficient is used for measuring...
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1981
Marketing strategies applied to the problem of turning marginal arts attenders into regular patrons show pitfalls in some traditional promotional techniques and underscore the importance of life-style analysis in relation to arts attendance. Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Memphis, and Columbia (South Carolina) are studied.
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1991
Offers a series of profiles of the audience for American art museums and galleries based on an analysis of data from the 1985 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts and comparisions with several other sources. J. Mark Davidson Schuster.
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1978
Evaluates the methods and relative effectiveness of 270 completed audience studies and considers the implications of their collective findings.
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2012
Using data from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics American Time Use Survey (ATUS), Note #106 examines state-level arts participation by gauging how Americans spend an average day.
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2011
Report authors Jennifer Novak-Leonard and Alan Brown of WolfBrown explore patterns of arts engagement across three modes: arts creation or performance, arts engagement through media, and attendance at arts activities. The report highlights the overlap in participation across modes, and examines factors that drive participation within and between modes.
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1993
A comparison of revenues of nonprofit and taxable dance groups, using data from the 1982 and 1987 Censuses. In addition, a detailed breakdown (ballet, modern dance, folk ethnic, and other) of nonprofit dance groups by revenues and sources.
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1993
A comparison of revenues for nonprofit and taxable theaters, using the 1982 and 1987 Census results. Distribution of revenue by source (private, public, admission, etc.) for each type of theater is also provided.
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1993
A comparison of the revenues of taxable and nonprofit classical music organizations, using data from the 1982 and 1987 Censuses. Nonprofit organizations divided into opera, symphony, chamber music, and no designation.
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