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Federal Research on Arts Participation: Findings from the 2012 SPPA

Tuesday, October 8, 11:10am – 12:10pm

Commonwealth C, Second Floor

Organized and presented by Sunil Iyengar, Director of Research & Analysis, National Endowment for the Arts.

The Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA) is the largest nationally representative survey of U.S. adult participation in arts events and activities. The 2012 SPPA asked Americans about a larger and more diverse set of arts experiences than did previous waves of the survey. This session is an opportunity to learn—and ask questions and offer reactions to—the survey’s initial findings within days of their planned release. Findings will cover demographic and behavioral patterns for the following modes of arts participation: arts attendance; voluntary reading; arts creation, performance, and sharing; arts consumption via electronic or digital media; and lifelong learning in the arts.