ERIC Number: ED121202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Profile Survey 6. 1974-1975 Season.
The programming and funding of the professional touring performing arts by college, university and community arts organizations during the 1974-75 season was surveyed in a sixth report since 1965. The study seeks to provide national benchmarks from which the individual arts administrator can make local comparisons. From the 174 responding sponsors, 3,211 performances of 12 different fine arts and popular program types were presented. On an extrapolated basis, 23.5 percent of the direct costs of presentation must be found from sources other than ticket sales. It is noted that this need for subsidy does not include the figures for essential support services, such as salaries and wages, fringe benefits, utilities, and maintenance. The sources for subsidy were shown to have shifted slightly on campuses; there was a slight increase in ticket sales and administrative or institutional funding. There was a definite increase in funding from state and federal arts agencies for programs sponsored by the schools and some favorable and probable reasons for that support are discussed. The majority of institutions/organizations rely on group processes to either help make or actually make the programming decisions. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: Colleges, Cultural Enrichment, Dance, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Higher Education, Music, National Surveys, School Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Theater Arts, Universities
Association of College, University and Community Arts Administrators, Inc., Box 2137, Madison, Wisconsin 53701 ($7.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Coll., Univ. and Community Arts Administrators, Inc., Madison, WI.