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Richard G. Maloney Clinical Associate Professor of Performing Arts Administration

Latest Reports from the National Endowment for the Arts

Arts Education in America : What the Declines Mean for Arts Participation

The report also examines long-term declines in Americans’ reported rates of arts learning—in creative writing, music, and the visual arts, among other disciplines. Authors Nick Rabkin and E.C. Hedberg find that the declines are not distributed evenly across all racial and ethnic groups.  February 2011.

All America's a Stage

examines developments in the growth, distribution, and finances of America’s nonprofit theater system since 1990.

Graphics: Arts Audiences Are Growing More Diverse

Detroit Symphony Orchestra: audience

A Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert in 2011

Age and Arts Participation: A Case against Demographic Destiny

Mark Stern, University of Pennsylvania, analyzes the relationship between age and arts participation in the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts data for 1982, 1992, 2002, and 2008. The report concludes that age and year of birth are poor predictors of arts participation and that the age distribution of art-goers now generally mirrors that of the U.S. adult population. February 2011. 88 pp.

NEW!!! Giving USA Reports

Don't Hire Me. Hire A Female Composer Instead

American teenagers remain behind on music and visual arts, study says Y Maria Danilova, Associated Press April 26, 2017 at 10:09 AM EDT

View of the back of the cello section in a youth orchestra.

A youth orchestra, pictured from behind. When asked to listen to George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” as part of a new study, only about half of the students were able to identify that the opening solo is played on a clarinet. Credit: Jonathan Kirn

Why small and rural arts groups may hurt the most under Trump’s plan to gut the NEA BY Elizabeth Flock March 16, 2017 at 3:22 PM EDT | Updated: Mar 20, 2017 at 12:18 PM

Preserving Our Appalachian Music receives support from the NEA to provide bluegrass music education in schools in Pickens, South Carolina. Credit: Kela Simpson

With NYC School Reforms, a Plan for Arts Programs?

Americans for the Arts

Beyond Attendance: A Multi-Modal Understanding of Arts Participation

Arts Administration Collection:

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Miriam and Harold Steinberg Reading Room

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

After you've checked the Bobst Library materials be sure to stop by this reading room.  Though quite small, the Arts Administration Collection contains comprehensive information on all aspects of the administration and management of performing arts organizations. Special emphasis is placed on financial management, particularly funding and grant-seeking at an individual and institutional level.