Publications

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2003
Presents highlights from a national survey of 17,135 adults that measures participation in arts activities through 1) attendance at live events; 2) watching or listening through broadcast and recorded media; and 3) personal performance or creation of art.
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2003
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.
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2002
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that more than 2.1 million people were employed (in primary jobs) as artists in 2001 -- a gain of 72,000 workers over the 2000 figure. An additional 315,000 people held secondary jobs in artist occupations. This note also features a section on earnings and projected employment growth for select artist occupations...
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2002
Data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis show that consumers spent $9.8 billion on admissions to performing arts events in 2000. This total was $1.7 billion greater than admissions to movie theaters and $500 million more than spending on spectator sports.
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2001
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that more than 2 million people were employed (in primary jobs) as artists in 2000 -- a gain of 10,000 workers over the 1999 figure. An additional 295,000 people held secondary jobs in artist occupations. This note also features a section on earnings and projected employment growth for select artist occupations...
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2001
Data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis show that consumers spent $10.2 billion on admissions to performing arts events in 1999. This total was $2.8 billion more than consumers spent at movie theaters and $2 billion more than spending at spectator sports events.
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2000
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that more than 2 million people were employed (in primary jobs) as artists in 1999 - a gain of 76,000 workers over the 1998 figure. An additional 298,000 people held secondary jobs in artist occupations. This note also features a section on earnings and projected employment growth for select artist occupations...
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2000
Data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis show that consumers spent $9.4 billion on admissions to performing arts events in 1998. This total was $2.6 billion more than consumers spent at movie theaters and $1.8 billion more than spending at spectator sports events.
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2000
Based on the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts conducted in 1982, 1992, and 1997, this study examines the aging of arts audiences and the role that age plays in predicting arts attendance. This report looks at trends in the average age of arts audiences and follows the participation rates of birth cohorts (e.g., the "Great Depression" cohort and...
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2000
An in-depth examination of artists' employment, specifically multiple jobholding or moonlighting, over three decades with comparisons to other professional occupations. The principal data source used is the Current Population Survey, a national Census Bureau survey sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics -- with highlights from smaller, artist-focused surveys included.
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