From 2003 to 2005 SIAP collaborated with Research for Action and Alan S. Brown & Associates/Audience Insight LLC on a study of cultural participation in North Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey. These two urban communities had been chosen by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for multi-year investment in order to broaden, deepen, and diversify resident participation in arts and cultural programs and events. The Benchmark Project, with Knight Foundation support, consisted of three complementary research strategies: focus groups conducted by Research for Action, a neighborhood resident survey developed by Alan S Brown, and small-area estimates of cultural participation prepared by SIAP.
Submissions from 2005
Cultural Leaders’ Reflections on Cultural Participation and Preliminary Research, Elaine Simon and Gretchen Suess
Philadelphia and Camden Cultural Participation Benchmark Project: Final Report, Mark J. Stern and Susan C. Seifert
Philadelphia and Camden Cultural Participation Benchmark Project: Summary of the Final Report, Mark J. Stern and Susan C. Seifert
Submissions from 2004
Meanings of Cultural Participation at the Neighborhood Level: A Focus Group Analysis, Leah Mundell, Gretchen Suess, Eva Gold, and Elaine Simon