A Decade of Arts Engagement: Findings From the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, 2002–2012

This report synthesizes findings across several modes of arts participation (attending the visual and performing arts, reading literature, creating/performing art, using digital media to consume art, and learning within the arts) to show how many American adults--and from which backgrounds--have engaged in art throughout the decade of 2002 to 2012. Based on the NEA's Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA), conducted in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau.

Supplemental materials

More information on the Current Population Survey are at the Census Bureau’s website, including additional technical documents and the record layout of the main CPS.

For further information, please contact the NEA Office of Research & Analysis at (202) 682-5424 or research@arts.gov