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.
Chicago’s major cultural institutions attract millions of visitors every year. Who attends them and who doesn’t? Are there places in the “City of Neighborhoods” that these flagship institutions aren’t serving?