Publications

Publications

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2017
Released in partnership with the International Documentary Association (IDA), this report explores issues facing the documentary film community, with a goal of articulating tangible, actionable strategies and initiatives to positively impact the field and contribute to a sustainable and healthy ecosystem for documentary professionals. The report highlights key findings and recommendations from the February 2017 Documentary Sustainability Summit, a convening...
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2017
This report describes arts participation patterns of older adults (aged 55 and over) tracked by the 2014 Health and Retirement Study. The nationally representative sample is also analyzed for its attitudes toward the arts. Central to the report, however, is an examination of the health characteristics (cognitive ability, physical function, and hypertension rates) among adults who created art, who attended...
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1984
Highlights of the studies conducted of the arts public in the South, using both data from a survey of the adult population in 13 states and an analysis of 3 separate surveys conducted by the Louis Harris and Associates organization which compare South and non-South. In addition, arts participation data is presented from the survey of public participation in the...
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1993
This report summarizes the results of a research project to examine arts participation patterns in 12 communities across the U.S. The project involved two major components: 1) a random-digit-dial telephone survey concerning arts participation in which over 400 responses were received from each of the 12 sites, and 2) research into the supply of local arts programs and facilities.
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2016
The Summit on Creativity and Aging is a new report looks at how the federal government can leverage the arts to foster healthy aging and inclusive design for this growing population. This white paper features recommendations from the May 2015 Summit on Creativity and Aging in America, a convening of more than 70 experts hosted by the National Endowment for...
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1998
Presents highlights from a national survey of 12,349 adults that measures participation in arts activities through 1) attendance at live events b) watching or listening through broadcast and recorded media and c) personal performance or creation of art.
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1999
This report describes the results of the 1997 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA). In addition to attendance at arts activities and participation through broadcast and recorded media, the report covers geographic and demographic differences in participation, arts socialization, music preferences and other leisure activities as well as background information on the history of the SPPA and changes...
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2004
This report describes U.S. adult arts participation in 2002. It shows attendance at live arts events (such as concerts, plays, and dance performances), as well as the number and percentage of adults visiting art museums and reading literature. The survey also investigates arts participation through broadcast and recorded media, the Internet, and personal participation such as singing in choirs or...
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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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2009
This report describes U.S. adult arts participation in 2008. It shows attendance at live arts events (such as concerts, plays, and dance performances), as well as the number and percentage of adults visiting art museums and reading literature. The survey also investigates arts participation through broadcast and recorded media, the Internet, and personal participation such as singing in choirs or...
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