Whither Arts Participation?

So — if there is all this work by contemporary culture prophets like Daniel Pink and Ken Robinson on the necessary relationship between creativity and a growing economy, between creativity and the fullest self-actualization — why do we have all this data about declining arts participation?

What explanations can you brainstorm for a decline in arts participation as traditionally conceived? (museum, opera, symphony, live theatre attendance)

Declines in California Arts Attendance

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About jchall1960

I'm the instructor for FA 200, Introduction to the Arts at the University of Alabama
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