Entering Cultural Communities: Diversity and Change in the Nonprofit Arts

Synopsis

Arts organizations once sought patrons primarily from among the wealthy and well educated, but for many decades now they have revised their goals as they seek to broaden their audiences. Today, museums, orchestras, dance companies, theaters, and community cultural centers try to involve a variety of people in the arts. They strive to attract a more racially and ethnically diverse group of people, those from a broader range of economic backgrounds, new immigrants, families, and youth. The chapters in this book draw on interviews with leaders, staff, volunteers, and audience members from eighty-five nonprofit cultural organizations to explore how they are trying to increase participation and the extent to which they have been successful.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Diane Grams
  • Betty Farrell
  • Carroll D. Joynes
  • David Karraker
  • Morris Fred
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New Brunswick, NJ
Publication year:
  • 2008