Author(s): Harlow, Bob
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2014

Bob Harlow, along with the RAND Corporation and The Wallace Foundation discover that in order for Non-Profits to be sustainable and to stay relevant to their publics, they must turn their focuses towards audience building. In this study, we find that in order to grow audiences, organizations must 1. Recognize when change is needed, 2. Identify the target audience that fits their organization, 3. Determine what kinds of barriers need removal, 4. Take out all guesswork and use audience research to clarify approaches, 5. Think through their audience to organizational relationship, 6. Provide

Author(s): Dietz, Nathan; Brown, Melissa; McGill, Lawrence; Kerr Arroyo, Kiley; Bildner, Jim; Reibstein, Sarah
Date of Publication: Nov 01, 2013

This study focuses on key factors associated with the mortality and long-term survival of nonprofit arts and culture organizations (ACOs). The dominant factors associated with long-term survival relate to revenue and assets. This study represents the initial piece of a larger research effort, The Initiative for Sustainable Arts in America.

Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: May 31, 2013

This report provides detailed statistics about the salaries and demograhics of the nation's Local Arts Agency (LAAs) employees. The data colled in March 2013 after receiving 753 responsed from 2,199 survey's e-mailed to LAAs.

Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2013

Americans for the Arts presents it's 2012 Annual Report as a micro-site found here:

Author(s): Kristin Thomson, Kristen Purcell, and Lee Rainie
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2013

The report Arts Organizations and Digital Techologies shares results of a survey to explore how arts organizations use technology and how it impacts their work.

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

Date of Publication: Sep 01, 2012

This updated white paper from the Coalition for Arts' Preparedness and Emergency Response lays out the Coalition's vision, accomplishments (to date), as well as future strategies and obstacles. Finally the document serves as an invitation to arts organizations to join the coalition and grow the cause of emergency preparedness.

Author(s): National Edowment for the Arts
Date of Publication: Sep 01, 2012

How do you measure how art works - on people, on communities, or on society? It's a broad question, and the National Endowment for the Arts offers an ambitious plan to "map" the arts to better understand and measure this complex, dynamic system. How Art Works describes the agency's five-year research agenda, framed and informed by a groundbreaking "system map" and measurement model. The map is grounded in the theory that arts engagement contributes to quality of life in a virtuous cycle from the individual level to the societal level, and back. The map helps

Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2012

Throughout 2011, Americans for the Arts continued to use its strength as a national convener, a key resource for arts leaders, and a partner for organizations across all sectors to reinforce the message that the arts are an essential tool for building stronger communities and strengthening our country.

Author(s): McGregor, Jennifer and Piechocki, Renee
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2012

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy will collaborate with Boston’s creative community to present public art that enhances the city’s imaginative capacity, enlivens neighborhoods, contributes to economic vitality, and sparks civic exchange.

Author(s): Schwartzmam, Amy
Date of Publication: Oct 01, 2011

This primer is the abridged version of a longer, more detailed handbook (now in development) to help local and state arts agencies, organizations, foundations, and other arts groups plan and administer a coordinated disaster mobilization system within their service area.