ERIC Number: ED241398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Growth of Arts and Cultural Organizations in the Decade of the 1970's. Final Report.
Schwarz, Samuel; And Others
Disparate data on nonprofit arts organizations in the 1970's were analyzed in order to construct a comprehensive picture of the growth of the arts during this decade. Studied were the rate of growth and change in the number of institutions and in their levels of output, employment, income, and expenses. Conclusions are presented regarding the overall arts picture, each of the five major artistic disciplines (symphony orchestras, opera, theater, dance, and museums), and data collection in the arts. Compared to preceding years, the decade of the 1970's showed the same range of growth for all the disciplines, except the young modern dance companies. All performing art forms, except opera, grew at a slower pace in the 1970's, especially symphony orchestras. The need for financial management was recognized. Art organizations need to be systematically classified by some widely accepted taxonomy. Appendices conclude the report. The first appendix is a listing of criteria used by art organizations for membership or inclusion in a survey. The other appendices are discussions on: the imputation and correction of data, the calculation of growth rate, the economic behavior of arts organizations, and performing arts sponsors and presenters. (RM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Informatics, Inc., Rockville, MD.