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ERIC Number: ED519762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun-13
Pages: 116
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Race/Ethnicity and Arts Participation: Findings from the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts
Welch, Vincent, Jr.; Kim, Yonghyun
National Endowment for the Arts
This report analyzes data from the 1982, 1985, 1992, 2002, and 2008 Surveys of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA). Analyses focus on differential arts participation by race/ethnicity and the effect of race/ethnicity on arts participation. Descriptive and inferential analyses explore trends in arts participation by race/ethnicity across the five rounds of SPPA data. The authors find that, generally, the numbers and proportions of all race/ethnic groups that participate in the arts through attendance at arts events and arts creation are declining over time. The proportion of arts audiences that is white is not declining, despite the fact that the proportion of the national population that is white is declining. Race/ethnic group, per se, is not a strong predictor of attendance at arts events, but it is a good predictor of arts creation activities. Whites and Asians have had arts learning experiences at a greater rate than have blacks and Hispanics. Appendices include: (1) Descriptive statistics, 1982-2008; (2) Participation rate in core arts domains, by race/ethnicity, 1992-2008; (3) Participation rate in core arts creation domain, by race/ethnicity, 1992-2008; (4) Race/ethnic composition of arts creators, by arts creation domain, 1992-2008; (5) Effects of race/ethnicity, educational attainment, and their interactions on specific arts participation (full results); (6) Effects of race/ethnicity, household income, and their interactions on specific arts participation (full results); (7) Effects of race/ethnicity on specific arts creation (full results); and (8) Analysis of logistic regression assumptions. (Contains 36 figures, 40 tables and 7 footnotes.)
National Endowment for the Arts. 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20506. Tel: 202-682-5400; e-mail: webmgr@arts.endow.gov; Web site: http://www.nea.gov
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Endowment for the Arts