In 2012, the National Endowment for the Arts partnered with NORC's General Social Survey to ask why people attend arts events. This new report looks beyond demographics to discover the attitudes, motivations, and barriers for attending the arts at different life stages.
At the turn of the 21st century, a significant boom in the construction of cultural buildings took saw the creation of hundreds of performing arts centers, theaters, and museums. After these buildings were completed, however, many of these cultural organizations struggled to survive, or, alternatively, drifted off mission as the construction project forced monetary or other considerations to be prioritized. Building Better Arts Facilities: Lessons from a U.S.