By Lloyd Dixon Kimberly Jinnett
Arts agencies around the state are actively increasing their efforts to extend public participation of their courses. This document offers the findings of a RAND learn subsidized via the Wallace-Reader's Digest money that appears on the approach wherein participants get entangled within the arts and makes an attempt to spot ways that arts associations can so much successfully effect this strategy. The file provides a behavioral version that identifies the most components influencing person judgements in regards to the arts, in keeping with website visits to associations which were quite winning in attracting contributors to their courses and in-depth interviews with the administrators of greater than a hundred associations that experience acquired can provide from the Wallace-Reader's Digest money and the Knight starting place to inspire better involvement within the arts. The version and a collection of guidance to aid associations method the duty of participation construction represent a framework that could help in devising participation-building techniques that healthy with an institution's total function and venture, its on hand assets, and the neighborhood surroundings during which it operates--in different phrases, a framework that would permit arts associations to take an integrative method of development participation within the arts.
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1 shows, the model starts with an assessment of the set of background factors that shape an individual’s general attitudes toward the arts. ) and demographic (age, gender, life-cycle stage) characteristics. • Personality factors—those that are unique to the individual. • An individual’s prior experiences with the arts. • Socio-cultural factors—those describing an individual’s group affiliations and identities. At least initially, these background factors are exogenous to the participation decision because they are already established.
By recognizing that individuals can be grouped according to their stage within the participation decisionmaking process—and that different types of obstacles to participation are associated with each stage—the model can help institutions identify the tactics that will address the obstacles most relevant to their target group. Each stage of the decisionmaking process provides guidance for developing effective institutional strategies. Chapter Four DEVELOPING STRATEGIES AND TACTICS The principal advantage of our model over more traditional approaches is that it can help organizations develop more targeted—and therefore more effective—strategies for increasing public participation in their activities.
As Kelley and Freisinger (2000) point out, this phenomenon is common to a wide range of leisure activities in which there is a progression in commitment to the activity. As their commitment grows, the individuals come to define themselves in terms of the activity, or in their words, “It becomes central to who one is” (pp. 82–83). Indeed, the individual sometimes becomes part of a community of individuals and almost all of his or her friends share this same activity. S. society. , through attendance, the media, or hands-on engagement.