Keyword: survey

Music education promotes lifelong engagement with the arts

This research was conducted by Kenneth Elpus at the University of Maryland, USA

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This paper sought to ‘understand the effects of school-based music education on later adult engagement with the arts using nationally representative data from the United States’. It found that ‘both music performance and music appreciation courses are …

The arts engagement barriers faced by those with anxiety or depression

This research was conducted by Daisy Fancourt, Louise Baxter and Fabiana Lorencatto at University College London

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This paper explored ‘barriers to engagement in participatory arts activities amongst people with either depression or anxiety’. Active participation in the arts is known to generate a mixture of positive outcomes: it often makes …

Book-buying habits since the arrival of ebooks

This research was conducted by Paul Crosby at Macquarie University, Australia

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A survey of Australian adults revealed three types of book readers. The largest group, “Technological Adopters”, tend to be younger and are equally happy with traditional printed book formats as newer digital ones. They often ‘rely on critical review …

Effective community engagement during capital development projects

This research was conducted by Joanna Woronkowicz at Indiana university, USA

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This paper tries to understand what happens when an arts organisation undertakes community engagement efforts to support a capital construction programme. The study used survey data from managers of non-profit arts organisations in the US between 1994 and 2008 …

How people understand social exclusion at music concerts

This research was conducted by Stijn Daenekindt at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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This paper tackles the question of why people feel that some concerts are exclusive and excluding. The data comes from a survey of people in Belgium which included questions about attitudes towards classical and pop/rock concerts …

Taking a work online may increase audiences but not diversify them

This research was conducted by Pablo De la Vega, Sara Suarez‐Fernández, David Boto‐García and Juan Prieto‐Rodríguez at Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Oviedo, Spain

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This paper examined the difference between people who attended performing arts events in person and …

Understanding arts engagement in Chinese cities

This research was conducted by Pascal Courty and Fenghua Zhang at the University of Victoria, Canada and Wuhan University, China

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This paper analysed survey data to paint a picture of arts engagement in 13 different cities across China. The data was broken down by the demographic characteristics of the individuals …

Help prevent depression in old age by staying culturally active

This research was conducted by Daisy Fancourt and Urszula Tymoszuk at University College London.

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This paper explored whether cultural attendance by older adults is associated with a reduced risk of developing depression. The paper considered attendance to comprise visits to the theatre, concerts or opera, the cinema and art galleries …

Building partnerships to support creative placemaking

This research was conducted by Jamie Levine Daniel and Mirae Kim at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and Georgia State University, USA

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This paper describes the outcomes of a workshop on creative placemaking which brought together ‘local community leaders, planners, economic developers, tourism or cultural administrators’. Creative placemaking ‘intentionally leverages the …

Reduce piracy through fairer pricing

This research was conducted by Anna Kukla‐Gryz, Joanna Tyrowicz and Michał Krawczyk at the University of Warsaw, Poland

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This paper is based on an experiment inside a large Polish e-book store. It tested the hypothesis that people are more willing to illegally download cultural content when they perceive that …