This document presents the findings of a neighborhood survey undertaken by Alan S Brown & Associates for the Benchmark Project. The study employed a door-to-door intercept methodology using a random sample of addresses in each of five neighborhoods—three in North Philadelphia and two in Camden, NJ. The resident survey, based on themes from Research for Action’s focus group work, investigated a broad range of cultural and creative activities and venues to build a participation profile of adults in the survey neighborhoods. The report also summarizes data on the social context of residents of these predominantly low-income neighborhoods. In his presentation on the research, Alan Brown outlines a framework for thinking about cultural participation based on "level of creative control."
The resident survey was administered by the Point Breeze Performing Arts Center, based in South Philadelphia, under the direction of senior vice president Alfred Brown. The team completed 602 interviews, approximately 120 in each neighborhood, between June and October 2004.
Date Posted: 09 May 2017