Preview of Three New SPPA Reports: Arts Education in America: What Declines Mean for 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: Nick Rabkin, NORC at the University of Chicago Subject: Long-term declines in childhood arts education have serious implications for the future of arts participation in America.