The Performing Arts in a New Era
This book examines recent trends in the performing arts and discusses howthe arts are likely to evolve in the future. It is the first book to providea comprehensive overview of the performing arts, including analysis ofopera, theater, dance, and music, in both their live and recorded forms. Theauthors focus on trends affecting four aspects of the performing arts--audiences, performers, arts organizations, and financing--and offer a visionfor the future. The book discusses the implications of current and likelyfuture developments and considers public policy issues such as publicfunding for the arts.
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Organization of the Report
Key Dimensions of the Performing Arts System
Sources of Data
The Recorded Performing Arts
Patterns of Growth Differ by Sector and Discipline
New Methods of Funding
Greater Diversity and Participation
A Realignment in the Performing Arts System
AUDIENCES FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Levels of Participation
Characteristics of Participants
Current Patterns of Demand
Why Do They Participate?
Growing Participation Through the Media
Consumer Desire for Greater Flexibility
The Role of Technology
ARTISTS CREATORS AND PERFORMERS
More Artists Fewer Job Opportunities
Intellectual Property Questions Created by New Technologies
CHARACTERISTICS OF PERFORMING ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
Nonprofit Performing Arts Venues Are Proliferating
Dynamism of Small VolunteerSector Performers
Impact of the Internet
FINANCIAL SITUATION OF PERFORMING ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
Contributed Income Has Been Making Up the Difference
Private Contributions Have Been Climbing but Funding Practices Are Changing
Earned Income Has Been Stable and Costs Do Not Appear to Be Rising
Nonprofit Performing Groups Remain Under Financial Pressure
ForProfit Firms Also Face Increasing Financial Pressures
Organizations Are Using Multiple Strategies to Deal with Financial Pressures
Emphasis on Earned Income
WHERE ARE THE PERFORMING ARTS HEADED?
Implications of the Performing Arts
Considerations for Policy
Recommendations for Future Research
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