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Individual Participation and Community Arts Groups: A Quantitative Analysis of Philadelphia

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Individual Participation And Community Arts Groups: A Quantitative Analysis Of Philadelphia, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert Oct 1994

Individual Participation And Community Arts Groups: A Quantitative Analysis Of Philadelphia, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert

Individual Participation and Community Arts Groups: A Quantitative Analysis of Philadelphia

This paper presents SIAP's first attempt to develop methods to measure the non-economic impact of the arts. The best data available on individual participation--periodic surveys of public participation in the arts by the National Endowment for the Arts--provided a wealth of data on individual behavior and attitude, but the few attempts to link these data to larger social contexts focused on the economics of arts consumption. This paper uses the public participation data for one city--Philadelphia. Information on the arts and cultural behavior of a sample of 600 adults in 1992 was linked with databases on cultural groups in ...