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Other guides of interest:
Brann Wry: On Philanthropy in the United States
Brann Wry, Program Director, Performing Arts Administration NYU Steinhardt's Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, June 2011
Latest Reports from the National Endowment for the Arts
Arts Education in America : What the Declines Mean for Arts Participation
The report also examines long-term declines in Americans’ reported rates of arts learning—in creative writing, music, and the visual arts, among other disciplines. Authors Nick Rabkin and E.C. Hedberg find that the declines are not distributed evenly across all racial and ethnic groups. February 2011.
All America's a Stage
examines developments in the growth, distribution, and finances of America’s nonprofit theater system since 1990.
Graphics: Arts Audiences Are Growing More Diverse
American Dream, American Tragedy: The Demise of the New York City Opera
The recent history of City Opera has been marked by a series of bad decisions and choices by the board, which has had different leaders at different times, and by managers. Let us look at some of the biggest mistakes.
Age and Arts Participation: A Case against Demographic Destiny
Mark Stern, University of Pennsylvania, analyzes the relationship between age and arts participation in the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts data for 1982, 1992, 2002, and 2008. The report concludes that age and year of birth are poor predictors of arts participation and that the age distribution of art-goers now generally mirrors that of the U.S. adult population. February 2011. 88 pp.
NEW!!! Giving USA Reports
Report: Opera Attendance Drops, Digital Engagement Rises
(Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)
Americans for the Arts
Beyond Attendance: A Multi-Modal Understanding of Arts Participation
Arts Administration Collection:
Miriam and Harold Steinberg Reading Room
After you've checked the Bobst Library materials be sure to stop by this reading room. Though quite small, the Arts Administration Collection contains comprehensive information on all aspects of the administration and management of performing arts organizations. Special emphasis is placed on financial management, particularly funding and grant-seeking at an individual and institutional level.