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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.
examines developments in the growth, distribution, and finances of America’s nonprofit theater system since 1990.
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.
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
Preserving Our Appalachian Music receives support from the NEA to provide bluegrass music education in schools in Pickens, South Carolina. Credit: Kela Simpson
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.