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Artists' employment status
According to the 2001 Current Population Survey, the unemployment rate for artists in 2001 was 4.0% more ....
The Arts & the Internet: How Has Technology and the Internet Impacted San Francisco Area Artists?
According to Information on Artists III 69% of artists state that the production of their art has been affected by advances in technology. more ....
Arts Exposure of Children in the Silicon Valley
According to the Creative Community Index: Survey of Silicon Valley Residents [2002], 96% of parents of school-aged children thought that arts education classes should be required for all school children. However, in the 12 months prior to the survey, only 76% of households with school-aged children had even one child who took lessons in art, dance, theater, or music. more ....
Case study: The Brooklyn Museum of Art, 1999
Only a slight majority of Americans (57%) supported the right of the Brooklyn Museum to show the controversial "Sensation" exhibit in the fall of 1999, according to a poll commissioned by the First Amendment Center more ....
Challenges in Transitioning From a Professional Dance Career: An International Comparison
The aDvANCE Project [2003] found that, in transitioning to a post-performance career, dancers in the United States generally reported a larger percentage of career transition challenges, while dancers in Switzerland reported fewer post-performance transition challenges than did dancers in either the U.S. or Australia more ...
From what sources do nonprofit arts and cultural organizations receive financial support?
In fiscal year 1998, nonprofit arts and cultural organizations received 54% of their revenue from earned income, 25% from private sector income more ....
Gender diversity on the boards of large non-profit cultural institutions
Women's representation as cultural trustees grew substantially from 1931 to 1991 in most of the cities studied, such as Boston where the proportion of women on the symphony orchestra's board rose from 0% to over 30% more ....
How do attitudes towards artists vary across communities?
adults in the San Francisco area believe artists contribute a lot to society, compared with only 23% in the Houston area and 27% nationwide more ....
How do people find out about arts events in their communities?
The vast majority of people find out about arts events in their communities through newspapers (74%) more ....
How does the American public feel about artists?
According to the American Perceptions of Artists Survey 2002 , 27% of Americans nationwide feel that artists contribute a lot to the general good of society more ....
How has newspaper coverage of arts-and-culture changed from 1998 to 2003?
According to Reporting the Arts II: News Coverage of Arts and Culture in America the average number of column inches devoted to arts-and-culture coverage by metropolitan daily newspapers has declined from 1998 to 2003 more ....
How many Americans volunteer their time to arts and cultural organizations?
4.8% of Americans over the age of 21 volunteered for arts, culture, and humanities organizations during the twelve months preceeding the 2001 Giving and Volunteering in the United States survey more ....
How many artists are there?
There were 2,511,000 artists in the United States in 2001, according to the 2001 Current Population Survey more ....
How many arts and cultural organizations are there?
The 1997 Census of Service Industries (Economic Census) counted (at least) 26,392 arts and cultural organizations that were active at the end of 1997 more ....
How many jazz musicians are there?
The Study of Jazz Artists 2001 estimated the number of jazz musicians in three metropolitan jazz hubs -- New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans -- at 33,003, 18,733, and 1,723, respectively more ....
How many people participate in arts and cultural activities? Updated 1/15/04
The Survey of Public Participation in the Arts 2002 found that about 40 percent of the adult population of the United States (an estimated 81 million Americans) -- attended at least one of seven arts activities more ....
How much do Americans contribute to arts and culture?
American households that made charitable contributions in 2000 gave an average of $234 to arts, culture and humanities organizations more ....
How much do foundations contribute to arts and culture?
The Foundation Center estimates that U.S. foundations gave approximately $3.7 billion to arts and culture in 2000, representing about 13 percent of all grant dollars given more ....
How much does attendance at performing arts events vary across communities? Updated 7/21/04
Annual rates of attendance at performing arts events in general appear to vary by as much as 17 percentage points across communities with relatively similar performing arts profiles more ....
How supportive are Americans of arts education in the public schools?
When asked whether arts courses should be paid for by the school system as part of the regular budget, the majority of respondents agreed. A total of 77% of Americans said that arts courses should be paid for as part of the regular school budget more ....
How supportive are Americans of freedom of expression? Updated 10/25/05
While the public affirms support for the rights granted by First Amendment in the abstract, findings from the State of the First Amendment 2005 survey show that significant numbers of Americans (in some cases, a majority) would impose restrictions on particular forms of expression more ....
How supportive are Americans of freedom of expression on broadcast television?
Findings from the State of the First Amendment 2005 survey show that, although the majority of Americans believe parents should be primarily responsible for keeping children away from inappropriate television content, most also believe that government should be allowed to restrict broadcast television more ....
National trends in artists' occupations
According to U.S. Census data, there were 737,000 "artists" in the labor force in 1970. Since then, the number of artists has tripled to an estimated 2,196,000 in 2001 (according to the Current Population Survey) more ....
Places of worship as venues for artistic activities.
The Arts & Religion Survey 1999 found that about six out of every seven places of worship (85%) sponsored at least one of the following artistic activities within the year preceding the survey more ....
Public libraries as venues for cultural programming
The vast majority of public libraries (86%), serving populations of over 5,000, offer some form of cultural programming for adults more ....
Transitioning from a professional dance career
According to the aDvANCE Project [United States], professional dancers in the United States end their performance careers, on average, at the age of 34 more ....
What is the focus of arts-and-culture content in newspapers?
According to Reporting the Arts II, a study of U.S. newspaper content conducted by the National Arts Journalism Program in October 2003, movies and music are the arts-and-culture disciplines that receive the most journalistic attention more ....
What motivates Kansas City residents to participate in arts and culture?
Kansas City residents who attended at least one arts or cultural event in the prior year did so primarily for social or civic reasons, according to the Cultural Participation Survey 1998. more ....
Who attends classical music concerts?
According to the Classical Music Consumer Segmentation Study 2002: National Survey approximately 16% of adults in the United States attended a classical music concert in the 12 months prior to the survey more ....

 

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