The Relationship between Participation in the Arts & the Realization of Benefits

November 11, 2003 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Harris School, Room 140a

Jennifer, a master's student at the Harris School, will present her summer research as a part of RAND's ongoing study Building An Understanding of the Benefits of Participation in the Arts (McCarthy et. al., RAND, forthcoming). This research is predicated by the absence of explanations as to how benefits are generated by participating in the arts. Jennifer conducted an inquiry into: 1) how benefits are linked to patterns of participation; and 2) how to conceptualize the multiple dimension of participation itself. Jennifer's presentation offers a conceptual framework to understand the dynamics of arts participation and the subsequent realization of benefits.