The arts provide a distinct, powerful contribution to a vibrant, inclusive and compassionate society. To create and sustain this value for all in California, arts organizations must be relevant amid changing demographics.
Irvine’s Arts program supports organizations and initiatives that promote engagement in the arts for all Californians. We also commission research that deepens our understanding of effective arts engagement practices. Toward this end, we present this research series intended to help open timely conversations within and among arts organizations. The research uncovers valuable, practical information that can help arts organizations of all sizes and types address key questions relevant to our Arts program strategy.
Three initiatives fall into this series to date: