Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities.
Its mission requires systematic research on the economic, political, cultural, demographic, socioeconomic, geographic, and related factors affecting participation in the arts.
This project will inform how policymakers, funders, arts organizations, and art practitioners craft opportunities to engage in the arts. Researchers will assess findings from the literature and analyze data from three nationally representative data sets (Survey for Public Participation in the Arts, Annual Arts Basic Surveys, and General Social Survey). Reports will detail the role of personal tastes and preferences in arts participation, including engagement levels and trends, as well as arts participation via digital media.
The results will provide stakeholders with a deeper understanding of public engagement with the arts.
Chi Connie Park, Ph.D., M.A.
Senior Research Associate
Chi Connie Park has more than 14 years of experience in applied social science research design, program evaluation, and capacity building in the areas of child...
Erin Morehouse, M.P.H.
Erin Morehouse has more than 10 years of experience in program evaluation, data reporting and dashboard development, technical assistance and training, data...