Additional Research Resources
Research Studies (Current/Historical)
- Culture Track
2011 LaPlaca Cohen's fifth installment of an ongoing national research
study of the attitudes and behaviors of cultural audiences, examining
trends in attendance at visual and performing arts events and the
motivators and barriers that affect participation. With rapidly growing
online communities, many institutions have struggled to realize or fully
understand the potential of this shift in audience development. Culture
Track 2011 addresses this concern head-on with informative and
actionable research from which arts professionals can make informed
With several years of data now available, we examine year-to-year trends and also look into emerging areas of interest such as use of new media as information sources and entertainment. Culture Track 2011 was conducted with research partner, AMS Planning & Research, and incorporates findings from Culture Track 2007 and Making Culture Count, as the study was previously known when it was conducted between 2003 and 2005.
Video of the April 15, 2011 presentation
The Performing Arts Research Coalition (PARC) brings together five major national service organizations (NSOs) in the performing arts to improve and coordinate the way performing arts organizations gather information on their sector. (for further analysis, click here )
The National Arts Index is a highly distilled annual measure of the health and vitality of arts in the United States by using 76 equal weighted, national-level indicators of arts activity. This report covers an 11-year period, from 1998 to 2008.
- Arts Education Partnership, AEP Wire: Doing Well and Doing Good by Doing Art
This study provides important empirical evidence of the significant role that the arts play in preparing young people for success, both in academia and in life.
- Audience Motivation Research Project
This project uncovers and pinpoints the deepest motivators, inhibitors, and other factors influencing attendance at classical orchestral concerts.
- CPANDA, the Cultural Policy & the Arts National Data Archive, is the world's first interactive digital archive of policy-relevant data on the arts and cultural policy in the United States. It is a collaborative effort of Princeton University's Firestone Library and the Princeton Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies
- National Center for Charitable Statistics
The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) is the national clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States.