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Note: Many of these resources are in PDF (Portable Document Format).
The Value of the Performing Arts in Five Communities (PDF)
The results of an important new study show contrary to some reports, age is not a factor in determining the makeup of the performing arts audience.
Motivations Matter (PDF)
Findings and Practical Implications of a National Survey of Cultural Participation; a new report by The Urban Institute and the Wallace Foundation
Gifts of the Muse: Reframing the Debate About the Benefits of the Arts
Wallace Foundation Knowledge Center
Classical Music Consumer Segmentation Study
An analysis of how Americans relate to classical music and their local orchestras
A New Framework for Building Participation in the Arts
A study designed and conducted by RAND for the Wallace-Reader's Digest Funds, examines what influences people's decisions to participate in the arts.
Reggae to Rachmaninoff
How and Why People Participate in Arts and Culture
Engage Now! (PDF)
An Arts Worker's Guide to Deepening Experience and Strengthening Participation in the Arts - by Jerry Yoshitomi
National Endowment for the Arts publications:
- 1997 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts
- 2002 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts
Characteristics of Arts Attendance, 2002
The Role of Community-Based Creative Enterprises in Montana's Economy
Take Part! Building Diversity in Arts Participation
A Learning-Based Approach to Leading Change
Five case studies on the successes and failures of organizational learning
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Excerpts from the book
Logic Modeling and Evaluation Resources:
- Innovation Network
- American Statistical Association
- Free Management Library
- National Endowment for the Arts
- WK Kellogg Foundation
Wallace-Readers Digest Funds whose objective is to help state arts agencies develop practices and services that encourage broader and deeper public participation in the arts.