Preview of Three New SPPA Reports: A Multi-Modal Understanding of Arts Participation

Preview of Three New SPPA Reports: A Multi-Modal Understanding of Arts Participation

On February 24, 2011, Sunil Iyengar, Director of the NEA's Office of Research & Analysis, and the authors of three independent reports analyzing the data from the 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA), presented their findings and answered questions in a public webinar. The reports explore how factors such as arts education, age and generational characteristics, and personal creativity have affected arts participation patterns in the U.S.

Presenter: Jennifer L. Novak-Leonard and Alan S. Brown, WolfBrown
Subject: A more comprehensive picture of arts engagement--one not focused exclusively on live arts attendance rates--yields a narrative that is different from prior NEA reports about U.S. adult participation in the arts.