What’s up with us? Here’s a mix of tweets and news posts from across our practice. If you want to get specific, use the “show only” button below.

Millions of invitations. Hundreds of organizations. Ten languages. Equity in the center. Go! Jen Benoit-Bryan, PhD
April 05, 2021

We can’t wait to extend and update our understanding of how people’s circumstances, attitudes, expectations, and engagement with arts and culture may have changed after a full year of the pandemic. Their responses to this survey will let us more deeply explore the future of online participation and connection and understand the roles people want arts and culture organizations to play in social change and racial justice…

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Invite Your Visitors and Participants To Be Seen in a National Research Portrait — Especially if Your Museum Serves BIPOC or Rural Communities Peter Linett
March 10, 2021

Please visit our new mini-site to read more, and spread the word to your networks. This is a major opportunity to better understand the people and communities you serve (and receive your own respondents’ data in useful forms) while also contributing to a national, policy-level research picture that will help the whole cultural sector become more equitable, useful and relevant during this pivotal moment. Interested organizations should complete the sign-up form no later than Monday, March 15.

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Special invitation: Join the new wave of Culture + Community in a Time of Transformation Ashley Ann Wolfe
March 02, 2021

We are thrilled to announce a second wave of Culture + Community in a Time of Transformation and to invite both new and returning arts, culture, and community organizations to participate in this national study — especially those serving Black, Indigenous, and communities of color, rural communities, public libraries and parks, festivals of all kinds, and small for-profit performance venues.

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Ten things I’m grateful for and hopeful about Peter Linett
December 30, 2020

As we put a raw, revealing year behind us, I’m thinking about all the things I’ve been grateful for during the pandemic and what I’m hopeful about for 2021. Deep breath through the mask, here we go…

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New report amplifying the voices of BIPOC Americans in arts and culture Ashley Ann Wolfe
December 16, 2020

We’re thrilled to share a new report that we’ve been working on for several months: “Centering the Picture: The Role of Race & Ethnicity in Cultural Engagement in the U.S.” It’s a major analysis of national survey data from the first wave of Culture + Community in a Time of Crisis: A Special Edition of Culture Track.

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Scaling up: Behind the scenes of CCTC Matthew Jenetopulos
November 18, 2020

Most of what we’ve shared about the national study that we’re co-leading with our colleagues at LaPlaca Cohen, Culture and Community in a Time of Crisis, has been focused on research findings; in this post we’d like to provide a different perspective on the work—a behind-the-scenes view of the research process itself.

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Capturing every signal: Why polls matter Michelle Ernst, PhD
November 02, 2020

Like many people across the country I am finding myself refreshing the FiveThirtyEight website multiple times a day and squinting to extract as much meaning from the numbers as I can. I love the simple probabilistic topline—Biden wins the election in x out of every 100 scenarios—but I am even more intrigued by the snake chart with every state ordered by probability and a clearly demarcated tipping point…

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Botanical Gardens in a time of crisis: Highlights from our recent webinar Jen Benoit-Bryan, PhD
October 05, 2020

Last week we co-hosted a webinar with the Morton Arboretum that focused on the unique thoughts, behaviors, attitudes, and needs of botanical garden attenders compared to the nationally representative sample of respondents to the Culture and Community in a Time of Crisis survey research…

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What the arts can learn from social work: Part 3 of a conversation with Tom O’Connor Cory Garfin
September 01, 2020

This is the third and final installment of my conversation with Tom O’Connor.” In the previous excerpt, we left off talking about the benefits of having systems-thinking leadership during times of change and, as Tom put it, potential redemption for a field that is coming to terms with its own complicity in longstanding systemic inequities…

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