ERIC Number: ED390729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan-20
Reference Count: N/A
Age Factors in Arts Participation: 1982-1992.
Peterson, Richard A.; Sherkat, Darren E.
The changing age composition of audiences gives an indication of the demand for art forms now and in years to come. This survey report seeks to determine the make-up of audience participants by age and preference of art form. Demographic variables considered include: education; income; gender; race; urban place of residence; marital status; and presence of children under 12 in the home. Influences of aging, cohort, and period relationships are also distinguished. The seven demographic control variables clearly change most of the relationships examined. These findings are described and discussed in the first seven chapters of the report. The final chapter turns the focus from arts participation to tastes for art music and indicates a tendency toward omnivorous appreciation for art music and popular music among all groups. This suggests that a broader aesthetic experience encompassing both high brow and low brow forms might be advantageous. Tables showing data are included. Contains 14 references. (NP)
Descriptors: Audience Analysis, Audience Participation, Audiences, Cohort Analysis, Demography, Fine Arts, Jazz, Mass Media, Music, Opera, Popular Culture, Radio, Social Science Research, Television Viewing, Theater Arts, Trend Analysis, Visual Arts
Research Division, Room 617, National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20506-0001.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN.