Arts attendance and participation

Volume 10 No 9 / February 22, 201222 February 2012

In this issue: Six reports that examine different aspects of arts attendance and participation, including case studies of how four American arts organizations are building their audiences, an American survey of the attitudes, behaviours, motivations and barriers experienced by cultural audiences, two American reports highlighting facets of arts participation beyond attendance, a Canadian report on arts participation in 2010, and a presentation on audiences, markets and motivations in the performing arts in Canada.


Audiences, markets and motivations in the performing arts

Arts Research Monitor

This presentation was conducted by Kelly Hill via webinar to members (and some non-members) of groups affiliated with Canada’s Performing Arts Alliance. The webinar provided statistics on performing arts audiences, attendance and visitor motivations…. View this resource

Canadians’ Arts, Culture and Heritage Activities in 2010

Arts Research Monitor

Based on a survey of approximately 7,500 Canadians 15 years or older, this report finds that virtually “all Canadians participated in an arts, culture or heritage activity in 2010”. In fact, 99.7% of Canadians 15 or older participated in at least one… View this resource

Getting in on the act: How arts groups are creating opportunities for active participation

Arts Research Monitor

This report provides a similar perspective to the National Endowment for the Arts report Beyond attendance: A multi-modal understanding of arts participation. Prepared by WolfBrown (the same authors of the Beyond attendance report), Getting in on the… View this resource

Beyond attendance: A multi-modal understanding of arts participation

Arts Research Monitor

This American report, based on the 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, examines “how arts organizations might best channel the myriad pathways through which Americans now engage in artistic and creative expression”. More specifically, th… View this resource

Culture Track 2011

Arts Research Monitor

Based on a survey of 4,005 Americans 18 years of age or over, Culture Track 2011 examines attendance at visual and performing arts events, the attitudes and behaviours of cultural audiences, as well as the motivations and barriers that influence part… View this resource

Wallace Studies in Building Arts Audiences

Arts Research Monitor

With the perspective that “we are witnessing a dynamic shift in [cultural] participation, both in amount and in form”, this series of case studies was prepared to help arts organizations attract and engage new audiences, in order to help secure their… View this resource

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