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ERIC Number: ED511706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 111
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Geography and Public Participation in the Arts: Ten States
Mizell, Lee
National Endowment for the Arts
This report examines arts engagement in ten key states in the U.S. by analyzing data from the 2002 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA). It is organized into ten state profiles that summarize key demographic characteristics, the arts landscape, and public participation in the arts. Because the regions profiled here are not a random sample of U.S. states the purpose of this document is to examine arts participation within rather than across regions. While it is tempting to make comparisons across regions, preliminary analysis revealed that, with only a handful of exceptions, arts participation rates across the ten states tend to be more similar than different. This report was contracted by the National Endowment for the Arts (CO-97) to assess participation in the arts by geographic region using the 1982, 1992, and 2002 Surveys of Public Participation in the Arts. This report is the second of three in a series that describe geography and arts participation by census region, by state, and by metropolitan area. The findings of all three reports should prove useful to researchers, regional arts organizations, policy makers, and citizens interested in arts engagement in their communities. Appended are: (1) Description of Data Used in Analysis; (2) Methodologies; (3) Summary Tables; and (4) SPPA Survey Questions. (Contains 79 tables, 55 footnotes, and a bibliography.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Researchers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Endowment for the Arts
Identifiers - Location: California; Florida; Illinois; Massachusetts; Michigan; New Jersey; New York; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Texas