Theater & Musical Theater

Publications

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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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2008
All America's a Stage examines developments in the growth, distribution, and finances of America's nonprofit theater system since 1990. Nearly 2,000 nonprofit theaters were analyzed for the study. While the research indicates broad growth and generally positive fiscal health, it also reveals decreasing attendance rates and vulnerability during economic downturns.
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1997
An in-depth analysis and examination of the current state of the nonprofit arts in America. Written by Gary O. Larson. NEA 1997. 194pp.
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1995
This report analyzes participation in opera and musical theater/operetta in 1992 and compares it with participation 10 years earlier. The analysis is based on the results of nationwide Surveys of Public Participation in the Arts conducted in 1982, 1985, and 1992.
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1996
This study examines the characteristics of the audience for stage plays as well as the dynamic forces that shape theater participation. The evolving nature of theater is also discussed, including changes in production and artistic focus. AMS Planning and Research Corp.
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2009
Data from the 2008 SPPA show that American adults who attend art museums or live art performances are far more likely than non-attendees to vote, volunteer, or take part in other community events. Arts participants also show a greater likelihood of involvement in sports, collaborative art-making, and taking their children to performances.
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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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1981
Data and analysis aimed at understanding the conditions of professional theatre in America and the evolving relationship between commercial and nonprofit theater. Contains advisory panel's recommendations for changes in public policy.
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2014
The 2014 Guide provides details on the programs and activities that the NEA supports, as well as funding deadlines for our various grants. Included is information on Grants for Arts Projects, Our Town, Literature Fellowships, Lifetime Honors, and Partnerships. January 2014. 24 pp.
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2009
This publication documents the agency's major activities since its creation by the United States Congress in 1965. Also included are overviews of the agency's impact on dance, literature, media arts, museums, music, opera, theater, and visual arts. January 2009. 310 pp.

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