Investigating the relationship among arts learning (both past and current), overall educational attainment, and all forms of arts participation.
Chicago's cultural institutions attract millions of visitors every year. What is the connection between the city's major cultural organizations and its diverse population? This study draws upon data – ticket purchases, subscriptions, donor lists – from over 60 organizations to examine how these transactions are linked to the economic, racial, and ethnic data from the Census to provide neighborhood-by-neighborhood maps of participation patterns.
Lynne Conner, cultural historian, playwright/director and Professor and Chair of the Theater and Dance Department at Colby College