Author Archives: Jennifer Novak-Leonard

This summer, the National Endowment for the Arts fielded its updated Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA). Not only has the questionnaire itself been updated, but also it’s being asked of a lot more people this time around-almost … Continue reading

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Calling all performing arts presenters on college campuses, academic departments (music, dance theater), and performing arts and other nonprofit arts organizations! WolfBrown, with the Student Engagement Working Group of the Major University Presenters consortium, is accepting Case Study Nominations to be included in … Continue reading

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I’m not afraid to admit it – I’m a fan of TV dance shows, especially So You Think You Can Dance! So, at the top of my holiday research wish list is the opportunity to work with SYTYCD to develop … Continue reading

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In preparation for the CultureLab convening last week, I’ve been researching interactive technologies used by arts and cultural organizations. I’ve mainly been looking into innovative uses of mobile apps and QR codes (square, two-dimensional barcodes). I emphasize innovative uses because … Continue reading

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Over the past several months, I have been deconstructing what we, as a field, mean when we talk about “arts participation” in light of what we are discovering about how people actually engage with arts and creative activities in their daily lives.  … Continue reading

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