While incremental gains were observed, a new study shows that women still hold fewer than 50 percent of directorships, earn less than male counterparts, and typically lead institutions with smaller budgets.
The New York Observer newspaper relied on the expertise of Zannie Voss, director of SMU's National Center for Arts Research, for an article on how museums are faring at a time with tighter budgets and less revenue.
Six new cities added to the Top 20 lists of arts-vibrant cities in the U.S. — data-driven assessment ranks cities by arts and cultural assets
SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) today released its second annual Arts Vibrancy Index, which ranks more than 900 communities across the country, examining the level of supply, demand, and government support for the arts in each city. This year, the report features six new communities, with three states – Hawaii, Oregon and Texas – appearing in the index for the first time. NCAR provides rank scores on all measures for every U.S. county on its interactive heat map.
National Center for Arts Research white paper counters findings of the Devos Institute Study on Culturally Specific Arts Organizations
The National Center for Arts Research at SMU today released a white paper that examines the distinguishing characteristics of arts organizations that primarily serve Asian American, African American, and Hispanic/Latino communities. Insights based on measurable data discuss the operating contexts and unique challenges these organizations face.
NCAR, SMU’s National Center for Arts Research, today released its first annual Arts Vibrancy Index. The index ranks more than 900 communities across the country. Vibrancy is measured as the level of supply, demand and government support for arts and culture on a per capita basis. The report highlights the top 20 large markets and top 20 medium and small markets. NCAR provides rank scores on all measures for every U.S. county on the interactive heat map.
Reporter Hilarie M. Sheets with The New York Times has covered the research of Ann Marie Gan, an SMU student in the MA/MBA in Arts Management in the Cox School of Business and Meadows School of the Arts. Gan authored the study with Zannie Giraud Voss, director of the National Center for Arts Research, NCAR, at Southern Methodist University, and Christine Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors, AAMD.
Women have made strides for equality in society, but gender gap still exists in art museum directorships
The Association of Art Museum Directors and the National Center for Arts Research at Southern Methodist University have released findings from a research study designed to understand the gender gap in art museum directorships and to explore potential factors to help the association's member institutions advance toward greater gender equality.