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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 Following photos used under Creative Commons: Carnegie Hall 1: veganette, Carnegie Hall with flags: wallyg, Rockefeller Center with flags: dave hamster, Rockefeller Center Atlas statue: Rob Young
Conducting Business Occupy the Concert Hall? How Arts Donations Ignore Poor, Ethnically Diverse
As Occupy Wall Street protests spread over the perceived inequities between the very wealthy and the "other 99 percent" a new study on American arts funding makes a similar point. Its finds that billions of dollars in arts funding serve a mostly wealthy, white and shrinking audience. Meanwhile, only a small chunk of money goes to emerging arts groups that serve poorer communities that are more ethnically diverse. But is this the full picture? And if so, what – if anything – should be done about it?
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. Other areas of interest include arts services organizations, forming and running nonprofit organizations publicity, special tax considerations, arts centers and arts councils, general entertainment law and copyright.
How Arts Groups Can Recover Post-Sandy
In the Wake of Austerity, Europe Grapples with Arts Cuts
Experts Debate Whether American-Style Funding is Next
NEW!!! Giving USA Reports
Arts Participation 2008: Highlights from a National Survey
Arts Participation 2008: Highlights from a National Survey features top findings from the 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, the nation's largest and most representative periodic study of adult participation in arts events and activities, conducted by the NEA in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau.
All America's a Stage
examines developments in the growth, distribution, and finances of America’s nonprofit theater system since 1990.
Artists in the Workforce
1990-2005 is the first nationwide look at artists' demographic and employment patterns in the 21st century. Artists in the Workforce analyzes working artist trends, gathering new statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau to provide a comprehensive overview of this workforce segment and its maturation over the past 30 years, along with detailed information on specific artist occupations.