Core Research Process Update: February 2015

When Createquity relaunched in October 2014, we identified two broad focus areas for our research investigation: disparities of access and the capacity of our field to create change. In the time since then, we’ve begun to dive into the literature around the first of these topics, and more specifically the relationship between arts participation andRead More

Research Hypotheses: Economic Disadvantage and the Arts

The following research question and hypotheses are among those guiding our core research process at Createquity. They relate to our Disparities of Access editorial content theme. Research question Do economically disadvantaged/insecure people have fewer opportunities to participate fully?   Hypotheses Poor and economically insecure adults are significantly less likely to have access to “common” opportunities toRead More

Research Progress Report: The effect of arts organizations’ survival instinct on ecosystem outcomes

These initial research reports were completed during summer 2014 by members of the Createquity editorial team. They are intended to give a sense of our (very) preliminary thoughts on the topic in question. We welcome discussion and debate. –IDM Hypotheses: Not enough “scarce” opportunities are available to those who have the most to contribute, becauseRead More

Research Progress Report: Access to arts education

These initial research reports were completed during summer 2014 by members of the Createquity editorial team. They are intended to give a sense of our (very) preliminary thoughts on the topic in question. We welcome discussion and debate. – IDM A bit about our process After defining our hypotheses more precisely, we defined five “researchRead More

Capsule Review: “New Data Directions for the Cultural Landscape”

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Title: “New Data Directions for the Cultural Landscape: Toward a Better-Informed, Stronger Sector” Author(s): Sarah Lee and Peter Linett Publisher: Cultural Data Project Year: 2013 URL: http://www.culturaldata.org/wp-content/uploads/new-data-directions-for-the-cultural-landscape-a-report-by-slover-linett-audience-research-for-the-cultural-data-project_final.pdf Topics: research, data Methods: Theory/assertion, informed by synthesis of comments from a CDP-hosted online forum of researchers (disclosure: I was one of them), results from CDP’s internal strategicRead More