ERIC Number: ED227023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Research in the Arts: Proceedings of the Conference on Policy Related Studies of the National Endowment for the Arts (Baltimore, Maryland, December 7-9, 1977).
Cwi, David, Ed.
Summaries are presented of arts research projects and of conference workshops which reviewed the projects. These provide an important stock-taking of currently available data on the arts and review a variety of issues involved in improving the present situation. There are four major sections. The first section presents research on the artistic and cultural consumers, including a study of theatre and symphony in four southern cities, a behavioral approach for assessing the demand for cultural and artistic recreational activities, and policy uses of audience studies. The second section deals with research and public policy. Research on artistic and cultural institutions is the focus of the third section. Econometric models, ways to forecast the economic condition of the arts, and the development of museum management tools are among the topics studied. The final section presents research on the American artist and craftsman. Craft-artists and their organizations, training and career experiences of symphony orchestra musicians, the need for musical and administrative leadership of American orchestras, and characteristics of American artists are studied. A brief assessment of the conference concludes the report. (RM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Inc., Boston, MA.