Research Lab

Get a quick snapshot of some of the research and evaluation work we’re doing. Scroll down or choose from one of these categories.

Creative Strategist Program Evaluation

Creative Strategist Program Evaluation

An evaluation of the first six residencies of the Creative Strategist program finds that a significant amount of art-as-process occurred across the residencies, with many of the creative strategists doing work engaging communities, especially those historically underserved by local government.
Make or Break: Race and Ethnicity in Entry-Level Compensation for Arts Administrators in Los Angeles County

Make or Break: Race and Ethnicity in Entry-Level Compensation for Arts Administrators in Los Angeles County

Make or Break: Race and Ethnicity in Entry-Level Compensation for Arts Administrators in Los Angeles County is a study of compensation for entry-level arts administrators in Los Angeles County and reveals troubling disparities between those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and their White counterparts.
How to Use Data When Reopening

How to Use Data when Reopening

This zine is designed to help artists, arts organizations, and arts funders use data as you plan for reopening. It includes findings from Audience Outlook Monitor surveys and interviews with arts audiences and visitors in LA County. It also offers suggestions for other data to consider as you plan to reopen.

Audience Outlook Monitor Thematic Findings

The Department of Arts and Culture contracted with WolfBrown to provide our grantees with an opportunity to participate in the Audience Outlook Monito
Accessibility and the Arts Reconsidering the Role of the Artist

Accessibility and the Arts: Reconsidering the Role of the Artist

Based on interviews with disabled and non-disabled artists and art professionals, this research study, Accessibility and the Arts: Reconsidering the Role of the Artist, investigates the role of artists and the museums that exhibit their work in making artwork accessible to people with disabilities.
"Reflections on the Past, Present & Future of Los Nietos" by Louise Griffin

Arts And Culture 2020 And Beyond

What began as a health crisis has become an economic crisis and a moment of reckoning for racial justice. Since mid-March, systemic and structural inequities across LA County have become more visible than ever before.
Clockshop

What People Talk About When They Talk About the Arts

A study using qualitative methods to understand arts audiences in LA County.
Vigor Vortex

Demographics of the Arts and Culture Workforce in LA County - Update

This is the second study conducted by SMU DataArts for Arts and Culture, analyzing the demographics of the arts and cultural workforce in LA County.

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