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.
During the fall and winter of 2011/12 I had wide-ranging conversations with 22 individuals from various disciplines about the possibility of forming a research network for the arts and cultural policy. There was consensus that the field of cultural policy needed to be strengthened and almost universal interest expressed in the possibility of participating in such a network, but they all wanted to learn more about how this would work out in practical terms before committing further.
Investigating the relationship among arts learning (both past and current), overall educational attainment, and all forms of arts participation.
Co-hosted with the National Endowment for the Arts and the University of Chicago's Office of Civic Engagement.
The University of Chicago presents Future of the City: The Arts Symposium, a one-day gathering of leaders who are shaping the cultural landscape of Chicago and beyond.