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Brann Wry: On Philanthropy in the United States

Brann Wry, Program Director, Performing Arts Administration NYU Steinhardt's Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, June 2011 

Latest Reports from the National Endowment for the Arts

Arts Education in America : What the Declines Mean for Arts Participation

The report also examines long-term declines in Americans’ reported rates of arts learning—in creative writing, music, and the visual arts, among other disciplines. Authors Nick Rabkin and E.C. Hedberg find that the declines are not distributed evenly across all racial and ethnic groups.  February 2011.

All America's a Stage

examines developments in the growth, distribution, and finances of America’s nonprofit theater system since 1990.

Graphics: Arts Audiences Are Growing More Diverse

Detroit Symphony Orchestra: audience

A Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert in 2011

Age and Arts Participation: A Case against Demographic Destiny

Mark Stern, University of Pennsylvania, analyzes the relationship between age and arts participation in the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts data for 1982, 1992, 2002, and 2008. The report concludes that age and year of birth are poor predictors of arts participation and that the age distribution of art-goers now generally mirrors that of the U.S. adult population. February 2011. 88 pp.

NEW!!! Giving USA Reports

Report: Opera Attendance Drops, Digital Engagement Rises

Audiences at a 2006 HD Screening for 'The Magic Flute' in Manhattan

An HD Screening for 'The Magic Flute' in Manhattan (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)


San Diego Opera Crisis Underscores Need for Fresh Business Models

San Diego Civic Theater, home of San Diego Opera

an Diego Civic Theater, home of San Diego Opera (Flickr/Robert Sandberg)


In a Rough Job Market, More Conservatories Stress Business Skills

Students at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music

Students at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music

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With NYC School Reforms, a Plan for Arts Programs?

Americans for the Arts

  • Americans for the Arts
    Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.

Beyond Attendance: A Multi-Modal Understanding of Arts Participation

Arts Administration Collection:

Miriam and Harold Steinberg Reading Room

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

After you've checked the Bobst Library materials be sure to stop by this reading room.  Though quite small, the Arts Administration Collection contains comprehensive information on all aspects of the administration and management of performing arts organizations. Special emphasis is placed on financial management, particularly funding and grant-seeking at an individual and institutional level.


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