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Performing Arts Research Coalition 2002

The Performing Arts Research Coalition is a collaborative project that seeks to improve the way performing arts organizations gather information. The process is being developed in ten cities and involves four types of data collection: administrative data, audience surveys, subscriber surveys, and household surveys.

PARC is funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts (http://www.pewtrusts.org) and is a partnership among five national service organizations: American Symphony Orchestra League (http://www.symphony.org), Association of Performing Arts Presenters (http://www.artspresenters.org), Dance/USA (http://www.danceusa.org), OPERA America (http://www.operaamerica.org), and Theatre Communications Group (http://www.tcg.org). The Urban Institute (http://www.urban.org) is the project's research partner.

For more information and the full reports for each of the ten cities, see the PARC web site at http://www.operaamerica.org/parc/.

A press release is available on the web site of The Pew Charitable Trusts for the first 5 data sets:
A Five-City Survey Conducted by the Performing Arts Research Coalition (PARC) Finds Broad Support for the Performing Arts (http://www.pewtrusts.org/ideas/ideas_item.cfm?content_item_id=1517&content_type_id=7).

The data from the study is archived at:

The final reports are also available at: