The Pew Research Center Report on Arts Organizations & Digital Technology

Feb 6, 2013

"Cultural organizations like theater companies, orchestras, & art museums are using the internet, social media, & mobile apps to draw in & engage audiences, provide deeper context around art, & disseminate their work beyond the stage & the gallery"

The Pew Internet & American Life Project  has published the results of an extensive survey on arts organizations' use of a wide range of digital technologies.  Authors Kristin Thomson research consultant, Kristen Purcell Associate director for research, Pew Internet Project, & Lee Rainie director, Pew Internet Project share detailed data on engagement, perceived impact, benefits & challenges.

From the report overview:
A survey of a wide-ranging mix of U.S.-based arts organizations shows that the internet, social media, & mobile connectivity now permeate their operations & have changed the way they stage performances, mount & showcase their exhibits, engage their audiences, sell tickets, & raise funds.These organizations are even finding that technology has changed the very definition of art."

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