NEA Survey Reveals Diverse Audiences Attend Outdoor Festivals

Oct 31, 2010


"Racial diversity is a hallmark of outdoor arts festivals, says NEA audience study" LA Times (October 29, 2010)
"A key finding, the NEA says, is that the goal of a racially and ethnically mixed audience for arts and culture is realized far more fully in outdoor festival settings than in regular arts venues."

Live from Your Neighborhood: A National Study of Outdoor Arts Festivals, Vol 1: Summary Report
This NEA report combines key results from two investigative efforts—an online, national survey of outdoor arts festivals and seven case studies—to examine the range and variety of arts festivals in the U.S., the artists they employ, the communities they serve, and the roles they play in our cities, towns, and neighborhoods. The survey collected, for the first time, comprehensive data on a large cross-section of U.S. arts festivals, including information about audiences, arts programming, budgets, and operating structure. October 2010 85 pp.

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