This just arrived in my mailbox:
This infographic from the National Endowmant for the Arts, was by way of my newest morning reading on the arts blog Hyperallergic:
In other news, I've been finding many of the recent studies about the arts landscape in the United States very interesting. A number of reports by the National Endowment for the Arts suggest that arts attendance has been on a slow downward slide since the 1990s, while the US Bureau of Economic Analysis found that the culture industry is richer than ever — it made up 3.8% of the US national GDP — but strangely had fewer jobs. What does this mean for the arts industry? My sense is that it unfortunately reflects the growing income inequality that continues to impact this country.
Some of that chart looks like very good news - more kids in art classes, more minorities participating in art -- and the grand 13% showing for fiber art participation.... Perhaps museums and galleries will pay attention to this potential audience a bit more.