Arts Participation


Theatre Bay Area: Counting New Beans Counting New Beans: Intrinsic Impact and the Value of Art (link)
Edited by Clayton Lord, with a foreword by Ben Cameron and introduction by Brad Erickson, including the final report “Measuring the Intrinsic Impact of Live Theatre” by Alan Brown and Rebecca Ratzkin of Wolf/Brown
Theatre Bay Area (2012)
 Attracting an Elusive Audience  Attracting an Elusive Audience: How the San Francisco Girls Chorus Is Breaking Down Stereotypes and Generating Interest Among Classical Music Patrons (PDF)
by Bob Harlow, Thomas Alfieri, Aaron Dalton, and Anne Field
Published by The Wallace Foundation (2011)
 Building Deeper Relationships  Building Deeper Relationships: How Steppenwolf Theatre Company Is Turning Single-Ticket Buyers Into Repeat Visitors (PDF)
by Bob Harlow, Thomas Alfieri, Aaron Dalton, and Anne Field
Published by The Wallace Foundation (2011)
 Cultivating the Next Generation of Art Lovers  Cultivating the Next Generation of Art Lovers: How Boston Lyric Opera Sought to Create Greater Opportunities for Families to Attend Opera (PDF)
by Bob Harlow, Thomas Alfieri, Aaron Dalton, and Anne Field
Published by The Wallace Foundation (2011)
 More Than Just A Party Cover  More Than Just a Party: How the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boosted Participation by Young Adults (PDF)
by Bob Harlow, Thomas Alfieri, Aaron Dalton, and Anne Field
Published by The Wallace Foundation (2011)
 Making Sense of Audience Engagement Cover  Making Sense of Audience Engagement: Volume I (PDF)
A critical assessment of efforts by nonprofit arts organizations to engage audiences and visitors in deeper and more impactful arts experiences
By Alan S. Brown and Rebecca Ratzkin
Funded by The San Francisco Foundation, Grants for the Arts, and The Wallace Foundation
 Getting-in-on-the-act-2011OCT19_Page_01Getting-in-on-the-act_Page_01Getting-in-on-the-act_Page_01  Getting In On the Act: How Arts Groups Are Creating Opportunities for Active Participation (PDF)
by Alan S. Brown and Jennifer L. Novak-Leonard, in partnership with Shelly Gilbride, Ph.D.
Funded by The James Irvine Foundation
Published by Wolf/Brown (2011)
 Culture Track 2011  Culture Track 2011 (PDF)
by LaPlaca Cohen and AMS Planning & Research (2011)
 Beyond attendance: A multi-modal understanding of arts participation  Beyond Attendance: A Multi-Modal Understanding of Arts Participation (PDF)
by Jennifer L. Novak-Leonard and Alan S. Brown, WolfBrown
Published by National Endowment for the Arts (2011)
 Age and Arts Participation: A Case against demographic destiny  Age and Arts Participation: A Case Against Demographic Destiny (PDF)
by Mark J. Stern, University of Pennsylvania
Published by National Endowment for the Arts (2011)
Arts Education in America: What the declines mean for arts participation Arts Education in America: What the Declines Mean for Arts Participation (PDF)
by Nick Rabkin and E.C. Hedberg, NORC at the University of Chicago
Published by National Endowment for the Arts (2011)
Trend or Tipping Point Arts Social Change Grantmaking Trend or Tipping Point: Arts & Social Change Grantmaking (PDF)
A report and resource for funders published by Americans for the Arts (2010)
NEA Audience 2.0 cover Audience 2.0: How Technology Influences Arts Participation (PDF)
Published by National Endowment for the Arts (2010)
Describes the demographic characteristics of U.S. adults that participated in the arts via electronic media in 2008
Live from Your Neighborhood: A National Study of Outdoor Arts Festivals Live From Your Neighborhood: A National Study of Outdoor Arts Festivals (PDF)
Published by National Endowment for the Arts (2010)
This report analyzes results from an online national survey to examine the range and variety of arts festivals in the U.S., the artists they emply, the communities they serve, and the roles they play in cities, towns, and neighborhoods.
Retrospective: From Start to Finish: Lessons from the Wallace Foundation's Work with State Arts Agencies From START to Finish: Lessons from The Wallace Foundation’s Work with State Arts Agencies (PDF)
Published by The Wallace Foundation (2010)
NEA 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (PDF)
Published by National Endowment for the Arts (2009)
Engaging Audiences Cover Engaging Audiences (PDF)
Report on The Wallace Foundation Arts Grantee Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 1-3, 2009
Published by The Wallace Foundation (2009)
Arts for All: Connecting to New Audiences Cover Arts for All: Connecting to New Audiences (PDF)
Report on The Wallace Foundation Arts Grantee Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 2-4, 2008
Published by The Wallace Foundation (2008)
Cultural Engagement in California's Inland Regions Cultural Engagement in California’s Inland Regions (PDF)
by Alan S. Brown and Jennifer L. Novak, with Amy Kitchener
Published by WolfBrown and commissioned by The James Irvine Foundatiion (2008)
Cultivating Demand for the Arts Cultivating Demand for the Arts: Arts Learning, Arts Engagement, and State Arts Policy (PDF)
by Laura Zakaras and Julia F. Lowell
Published by RAND and commissioned by The Wallace Foundation (2008)
Culture Track 2007 Culture Track 2007 (PDF)
by LaPlaca Cohen
Funded by Discovery Communications and Antenna Audio (2007)
The Diversity of Cultural Participation Cover The Diversity of Cultural Participation: Findings From a National Survey (PDF)
by Francie Ostrower
Published by the Urban Institute as part of the series Building Arts Participation: New Findings from the Field and funded by The Wallace Foundation (2005)
Motivations Matter Cover Motivations Matter: Findings and Practical Implications of a National Survey of Cultural Participation (PDF)
by Francie Ostrower
Published by the Urban Institute as part of the series Building Arts Participation: New Findings from the Field and funded by The Wallace Foundation (2005)
The Values Study Report The Values Study: Rediscovering the Meaning and Value of Arts Participation (PDF)
By Alan S. Brown & Associates (2004)
Funded by The Wallace Foundation’s State Arts Partnerships for Cultural Participation (START) Program and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism
Gifts of the Muse Cover Gifts of the Muse: Reframing the Debate About the Benefits of the Arts (PDF)
by Kevin F. McCarthy, Elizabeth H. Ondaatje, Laura Zakaras, and Arthur Brooks
Published by RAND and commissioned by The Wallace Foundation (2004)
NEA 2002 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts 2002 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (PDF)
Published by National Endowment for the Arts (2004)
Participation in Arts and Culture Cover Participation in Arts and Culture: The Importance of Community Venues (PDF)
by Chris Walker and Kay Sherwood
Published by the Urban Institute as part of the series Building Arts Participation: New Findings from the Field and funded by the Wallace-Reader’s Digest Funds (2003)
A New Framework for Building Participation in the Arts Cover A New Framework for Building Participation in the Arts (PDF)
by Kevin F. McCarthy and Kimberly Jinnett
Published by RAND and funded by The Wallace Foundation (2001)