By Steven J. Tepper, Bill Ivey
Engaging Art explores what it ability to take part within the arts in modern society – from museum attendance to song downloading. Drawing at the views of specialists from varied fields (including Princeton students Robert Wuthnow and Paul DiMaggio; Barry Schwartz, writer of The Paradox of Choice; and MIT students Henry Jenkins and Mark Schuster), this quantity analyzes key developments regarding expertise, viewers demographics, faith, and the increase of "do-it-yourself" participatory culture. Commissioned by way of The Wallace origin and independently conducted via the cut down middle at Vanderbilt collage, Engaging Art bargains a brand new framework for knowing the momentous alterations impacting America’s cultural lifestyles over the last fifty years.
This quantity bargains suggestive glimpses into the nature and outcome of a brand new engagement with outdated participation within the arts. The authors during this quantity trace at a vibrant destiny for artwork and citizen artwork making. They argue that if we middle a brand new dedication to arts participation in daily artwork making, creativity, and caliber of lifestyles, we won't in simple terms repair the lifelong excitement of selfmade artwork, yet will most probably seed a brand new iteration of lovers who will help America’s signature nonprofit cultural associations good into the longer term.
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Research Division Report 45. Washington, DC: National Endowment for the Arts. Bradshaw, Tom, Bonnie Nichols, and Mark Bauerlein. 2004. Reading at Risk: A Survey of Literary Reading in America. Research Division Report 46. Washington, DC: National Endowment for the Arts. Brown, Alan. 2004. ” Hartford, CT: Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. DiMaggio, Paul, and Michael Useem. 1977. Audience Studies of the Performing Arts and Museums. Research Division Report 9. Washington, DC: National Endowment for the Arts.
Educated people have both more and different social ties and thus are more likely to be asked by some of these many friends and acquaintances to join them at the voting booth, church, or a concert. Of course, there are differences between the three forms of participation as well. In particular, though nonwhites are less likely to vote or attend the arts, they are more likely to go to church. Southerners are also more church going than the rest of the country. And, living in a city has little or no effect on political and religious participation, but it is a strong positive predictor of arts attendance.
Hartford, CT: Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. DiMaggio, Paul, and Michael Useem. 1977. Audience Studies of the Performing Arts and Museums. Research Division Report 9. Washington, DC: National Endowment for the Arts. DiMaggio, Paul, and Toquir Mukhtar. 2007. ” In Tepper and Ivey, Engaging Art, 377–421. Erickson, Bonnie. 2007. ” In Tepper and Ivey, Engaging Art, 478–503. Grantham, Ellen, Sunil, Iyengar, and Mark Bauerlein. 2006. The Arts and Civic Engagement: Involved in Arts, Involved in Life.
Engaging Art: The Next Great Transformation of America’s Cultural Life by Steven J. Tepper, Bill Ivey