How Can Arts and Culture Organizations Be More Welcoming?
What kinds of arts experiences foster feelings of connection and well-being? A new report funded in part by The Wallace Foundation, reveals some insights from Black and African American participants, a viewpoint historically sidelined from research and planning efforts in the arts.
As the Pandemic Shifts So Does People’s Thinking About Arts and Culture
More than half of Americans say that arts and culture organizations are important to them, according to a new study. The results are part of an ongoing research effort by the companies LaPlaca Cohen and Slover Linett Audience Research, called Culture + Community in a Time of Transformation.
How Can Arts Organizations Better Serve the Communities They Work In?
The pandemic shed light on what audiences, particularly those in BIPOC communities, want from arts and cultural organizations—and how organizations are responding.
Engaging New Audiences for Unconventional Works
UMS shares lessons from their Wallace Foundation project on engaging new audiences for unconventional works. This performing arts organizations shares takeaways that you can apply to your own work.
Think Opera’s Not for You? Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Says Think Again
Learn how one performing arts organization’s engagement of young people and diverse communities is reaching new audiences and paying off.
Community Engagement and Building Audiences for Dance
The Contemporary Arts Center and Junebug Productions share the learnings from their Wallace-funded project on engaging young African American audiences in New Orleans by launching educational and social programs and building audiences for dance.
Building Real Relationships
Audiences at La Jolla Playhouse didn’t reflect San Diego’s diverse community. Read how the company changed perceptions and engaged a broader audience.
How to Crack the Millennial Code, One Step at a Time
Learn how one performing arts organization, part of the Wallace Foundation’s Building Audiences for the Arts cohort, is figuring out how to attract and retain younger audiences.
Building Audiences for Dance
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Pacific Northwest Ballet spent two seasons conducting market research and testing initiatives designed to attract new millennial audiences. Find out what they learned and what surprises they uncovered.
Can the City’s Boom Mean New Audiences for the Seattle Symphony?
Read a recent case study from The Wallace Foundation on how the Seattle Symphony used market research to build audiences for the arts.