Research: Art Works Study Findings – Arts Participation or Arts & Cultural Assets

Moldavanova, Alisa, T. Lyke Thompson, Lauren Meloche, & Katelyn Burkart. “Making Sense of the Environment: Investigating the Locational Patterns of Cultural Organizations in Southeast Michigan” (working paper, 2018).

Barber, Carolyn, & Jessica Ross. “Arts Participation as a Form of Voluntary Association Membership: A Unique Predictor of Adolescents’ Civic Behaviors and Attitudes” (working paper, 2017).

Nechyba, Thomas, Lorrie Schmid, Menna Mburi, & Katie Wyatt. “Elements of Organizational Success: Understanding Differences in Structure and Values in El Sistema USA Programs” (working paper, 2017).

Kim, Mirae. “Characteristics of Civically Engaged Nonprofit Arts Organizations: The Results of a National Survey”. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (2016). Free pre-print version.

Kim, Mirae. “Characteristics of Communities that House Community-Oriented, Civically-Engaged, and Socially-Conscious Nonprofit Arts Organizations” (working paper, 2016).

Hall, Thomas W. “Determinants, Effects, and Funding of Arts Consumption” (working paper, 2015). Also available in updated format at Social Science Research Network.

Novak-Leonard, Jennifer L. “Immigrants, Arts Participation, and the Shifting Cultural Landscape in the US: An Empirical Analysis” (working paper, 2015). Also available at RAND.

Treskon, Mark. "Measuring Creative Placemaking: Measuring Livability in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District, Baltimore" (2015).

Grodach, Carl. "Urban Policymakers Need to Reconsider the Role of Arts Districts in Cities' Economic Development". Blog Post for USAPP—American Politics and Policy. Accessed July 2, 2014.

Helzer, Jennifer J. "MapGIS – Measuring Art Participation with GIS" (2014).

LeRoux, Kelly, & Anna Bernadska. “Impact of the Arts on Individual Contributions to U.S. Civil Society”. Journal of Civil Society 10 (2014): 144-164. Free pre-print version.

Matlon, Mina Para, Ingrid Van Haastrecht, & Kaitlyn Wittig Mengüç. "Figuring the Plural: Needs and Supports of Canadian and US Ethnocultural Arts Organizations" (2014).

Breznitz, Shiri M., & Douglas D. Noonan. "Arts Districts, Universities, and the Rise of Digital Media." The Journal of Technology Transfer 39 (2014): 594-615. Free pre-print version.

Ostrower, Francie. "Diversity on Cultural Boards." Invited presentation at Indiana University at Bloomington (SPEA), Bloomington, IN, April 2014.

Ostrower, Francie. "Race, Ethnicity, and Cultural Boards." Paper presented as part of the Panel on Economy and Culture at the 18th International Conference on Cultural Economics, Montreal, Canada, July 2014.

Polzella, Donald J., & Jeremy S. Forbis. "Relationships between Traditional Music Audience Participation and Pro-Social Behaviors". Empirical Studies of the Arts 32 (2014): 109-120. Free pre-print version.

Bradburn, Norman. "An Investigation into the Feasibility of Establishing an Arts and Culture Research Network" (2013). *This paper was funded under an NEA Chairman's Action Grant.

Dietz, Nathan, Melissa S. Brown, Lawrence McGill, Kiley Kerr Arroyo, Jim Bildner, & Sarah Reibstein.  "Birth and Mortality Rates of Arts and Cultural Organizations, 1990-2010" (working paper, 2013).

Dietz, Nathan, Melissa S. Brown, Lawrence McGill, Kiley Kerr Arroyo, Jim Bildner, & Sarah Reibstein. "Birth and Mortality Rates of Arts and Cultural Organizations, 1990-2010." Paper presented as part of the NEA Research: Art Works Panel (Chair, Melissa M. Menzer) at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Hartford, CT, November 2013.

LeRoux, Kelly, & Anna Bernadska. “Impact of the Arts on Individual Contributions to U.S. Civil Society”. Paper presented as part of the NEA Research: Art Works Panel (Chair, Melissa M. Menzer) at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Hartford, CT, November 2013.

Noonan, Douglas S. "How US Cultural Districts Reshape Neighborhoods." Cultural Trends 22 (2013): 203-212. Free pre-print version. Accessed December 13, 2013.

Noonan, Douglas D., & Shiri M. Breznitz. “Arts Districts, Universities, and the Rise of Media Arts.” In Creative Communities: Art Works in Economic Development, edited by Michael Rushton, 118-143. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2013.

Ostrower, Francie. "Diversity on Cultural Boards: Implications for Organizational Value and Impact" (working paper, 2013).

Ostrower, Francie. "Diversity on Cultural Boards: Implications for Organizational Value and Impact." Paper presented as part of the NEA Research: Art Works Panel (Chair, Melissa M. Menzer) at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Hartford, CT, November 2013.

Sheppard, Stephen. "Culture Concentrations: The Spatial Structure of Arts Nonprofits" (2013).