This report describes the breadth and depth of folk and traditional arts activity in the U.S. and how it is increasing in both the variety of cultural worlds involved and the level of activity. NEA 1996. 96 pp.
A special study by the Bureau of the Census revised estimates of the 1970 Census in the light of the 1980 Occupational Classification System. The results of this special study were used in the preparation of this Note to compare 1970 with 1980 for all artist occupations in terms of numbers of the labor forceand of men and women. Among...
This study examines the worklife of jazz musicians in New York, Detroit, San Francisco and New Orleans. Information from jazz artists using 2 different survey sampling methodologies - respondent-driven-sampling and a random sample of musician union members - are analyzed and discussed. The 3 volume study is available in PDF.
A comparison of revenues for taxable and nonprofit classical music organizations based on data from the Economic Censuses of 1992, 1987, and 1982. Revenue information is provided for opera, symphony, and chamber music organizations.
This note draws on a report issued by the Department of Education to track college arts courses taken by the high school graduating classes of 1972, 1982, and 1992, within 8.5 years of completing high school.
Attendance at performing arts events and art museums is greater in urbanized areas. However, urban and rural residents generally participate in the "informal arts" (activities often unaffiliated with for-profit and nonprofit arts organizations) at similar rates.
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.
Consumer expenditures on arts performances reached $12.7 billion, but when adjusted for inflation, year-over-year spending held steady. For other spectator events, inflation-adjusted ("real") spending declined from 2004 levels.