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Community Partners In Arts Access Evaluation: Final Report, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert Jun 2009

Community Partners In Arts Access Evaluation: Final Report, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert

Community Partners in Arts Access Evaluation

This research report evaluates the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Community Partners in Arts Access (CPAA) initiative to expand cultural participation among residents of North Philadelphia and Camden, NJ. The initiative had two phases. From September 2003 to December 2004, Knight invited 35 cultural organizations to participate in a planning process with a focus on organizational capacity, audience development, and action plans to broaden, deepen, and diversify participation. In December 2004, Knight awarded grants to 19 organizations to carry out their action plans over the next three years. The final evaluation report concluded that CPAA met its goals ...


Cpaa Evaluation: Interim Findings, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert Jul 2006

Cpaa Evaluation: Interim Findings, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert

Community Partners in Arts Access Evaluation

This presentation is a summary of SIAP’s interim report on the Knight CPAA evaluation. The report has three parts: an assessment of the relationship of cultural participation and serious crime in North Philadelphia; an update on levels of cultural participation in North Philadelphia and Camden; and the findings of a set of interviews with grantees and others involved in CPAA.


Evaluation Of Community Partners In Arts Access: An Interim Report To The John S. And James L. Knight Foundation, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert Jun 2006

Evaluation Of Community Partners In Arts Access: An Interim Report To The John S. And James L. Knight Foundation, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert

Community Partners in Arts Access Evaluation

SIAP's interim report on the Knight CPAA evaluation included an analysis of the relationship of cultural participation and serious crime in North Philadelphia; an update on cultural participation in North Philadelphia and Camden; and a summary of interviews with grantees and others involved in CPAA. Regarding the impact of crime, using data on reported crime between 1999 and 2004, SIAP found no evidence that serious crime suppressed cultural participation in North Philadelphia. Rather, crime and cultural participation were positively correlated, the result of their mutual relationship with social diversity. Grantees generally had a positive view of the initiative, though ...