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A Study Conducted by the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago - Funded by the Joyce Foundation

Wednesday, March 15, 2006
8:30 a.m - 9 a.m. (light breakfast)
9 a.m. - noon
Chicago Cultural Center
77 E. Randolph St.
Hosted by Joyce Foundation and the Department of Cultural Affairs
Where are Chicago's arts audiences? Who is participating in the arts and who is not?

Mapping Cultural Participation in Chicago is the nation's first comprehensive study of cultural participation across a metropolitan area. This study uses U.S. Census data and the consolidated mailing lists of arts and cultural organizations to pinpoint areas of high and low cultural participation in Chicagoland, and assesses the importance of socioeconomic and demographic factors in determining who participates in cultural institutions. This seminal study serves as a benchmark for measuring arts and culture participation within the city and can be replicated in the future to evaluate changes in arts participation.

Results of this study will be revealed, and representatives of the cultural organizations that provided data will also speak on how the research will be used by their institutions.


Robert LaLonde, Principal Investigator
Colm O'Muircheartaigh, Co-Investigator
Julia Perkins, Community Fellow

Valerie Waller, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations, Museum of Science and Industry
Ellen Placey Wadey, Executive Director, Guild Complex

To RSVP contact: Karen Carolin, Department of Cultural Affairs, 312-742-1584 or [email protected]

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