Keyword: survey

Subsidised performances are more innovative and imaginative

This research was conducted by Joshua Edelman and Maja Šorli at the University of London, UK and the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Summary

Findings from a study conducted in 2014 indicate that subsidised performances were considered more challenging than commercial performances. Amateur performances were rated of lower quality but participants …

By | 14 December 2015 |

Education (not status or class) determines arts participation

This research was conducted by Aaron Reeves at the University of Oxford, UK.

Summary

This paper seeks to understand social class, social status and education, and their relative effects on arts attendance and arts participation. The research rests on distinctions between these related and overlapping concepts. The author defines the terms …

By | 10 December 2015 |

Provoking debate through community arts

This research was conducted by Margaret Kelaher, and five others at the University of Mebourne (and elsewhere), Australia.

Summary

The arts play a central role in civic dialogue, providing space for audience members and performers to reflect on personal experiences, learn about community issues, and pursue social change. Yet, for community …

By | 7 August 2015 |

Concert-going is related to increased civic engagement

This research was conducted by Donald J. Polzella and Jeremy S. Forbis at the University of Dayton, Ohio.

Summary

This paper investigated whether attending arts events – specifically, jazz, opera, or classical music concerts – made people more civically engaged. The authors found that those who attended these concerts were almost twice as …

By | 3 August 2015 |

Patterns of music consumption in the digital age

This research was conducted by Jordi Lopez-Sintas and three others at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Universitat de Girona, Spain.

Summary

This paper sought to understand the ways that people access and acquire music, how their tastes are shaped and how they subsequently share music. The research was particularly interested …

By | 5 May 2015 |

Exploding the myth of the musical ‘omnivore’

This research was conducted by Mike Savage and Modesto Gayo at the University of York, UK and Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile.

Summary

This paper explored the musical preferences of adults in Britain, it analysed data from a substantial survey that asked people about what kinds of music they like and …

By | 5 May 2015 |

Perception of value, not simply price, attracts young people to arts events

This research was conducted by Bonita M Kolb at the University of Westminster, UK.

Summary

This paper used a survey to explore what factors shape the arts-attending behavior of university students. The results showed that the cost of attendance was a factor in people's considerations, although what mattered most was …

By | 5 May 2015 |

Why do more women participate in highbrow cultural activities?

This research was conducted by Angèle Christin at the University of Princeton, USA

Summary

This paper addressed gender as an influential factor in cultural participation in America. It explored the possible reasons why higher numbers of women than men participate in high-status cultural activities. Early exposure to the arts from a …

By | 5 May 2015 |

Entrance fees deter people of low socio-economic status from visiting museums

This research was conducted by Volker Kirchberg at the University of Lüneburg, Germany.

Summary

This paper used data from a survey of German adults who were asked about what motivated them to attend (or not attend) museums. The survey, carried out in 1995, randomly selected a representative sample of 1 …

By | 5 May 2015 |

How parents shape the reading habits of their children

This research was conducted by Sabine Wollscheid at the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Norway

Summary

This paper explored the impact of parents’ reading patterns on their children’s reading habits. Drawing on a sample of 757 school-aged children living in two-parent households in Germany, the research demonstrated that …

By | 5 May 2015 |