Monday, May 2, 2011

NEA Study: Art is a Social Experience

The same study I cited from the NEA [Link] in an earlier post makes an interesting point: Art is a shared experience.

Out of the 1.5 million people who attend art performance events per day, only slightly less than seven per cent go solo. 41% bring a friend, and 54% a family member.

70% of museum goers bring family along.

This points in the direction that perhaps arts venues should consider creating social networks to assist prospective attendees in meeting like-minded people there, sharing the experience.

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