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Volume 24, Number 10 — October 2017

'Come as You Are: Informal Arts Participation'

NEA Releases New Research, Publication

April 12, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Any serious reckoning of how Americans participate in arts and cultural activities must account for demographic and geographic diversity. Another way to understand arts participation is by asking where it takes place.

Come as You Are: Informal Arts Participation in Urban and Rural Communities is the NEA's first research publication in several years to examine the "informal arts" — such as playing a musical instrument, attending an art event at a place of worship, or visiting a craft fair.

The publication provides an analysis of arts participation in rural and urban areas. Come as You Are: Informal Arts Participation in Urban and Rural Communities analyzes data from the 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA).

Come as You Are: Informal Arts Participation in Urban and Rural Communities
is available in print and PDF.

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