Resources, Data, and ResearchIn This Section
The League of American Orchestras is your go-to source for insightful research and information on the orchestra field. We offer trustworthy tools for making knowledgeable decisions and dedicated resources on the various aspects of managing an orchestra. Orchestras at a Glance and the Orchestra Statistical Report are just two of the research products that orchestras turn to for strategic and business planning.
OSR: Orchestra Statistical Report
Orchestra Repertoire Report
Orchestra Research Partnerships
Additional League Research and Reports
Learn | Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Forty Years of Fellowships: A Study of Orchestras’ Efforts to Include African American and Latino Musicians
National Arts Data
The National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture (NADAC) is a repository that facilitates research on arts and culture by acquiring data, particularly those funded by federal agencies and other organizations, and sharing those data with researchers, policymakers, people in the arts and culture field, and the general public.
Arts and Economic Prosperity
This study by American for the Arts documents the key role played by the nonprofit arts and culture industry, and their audiences, in strengthening our nation’s economy.
National Arts Index
The 2016 National Arts Index by Americans for the Arts is a highly-distilled measure of the health and vitality of arts in the U.S. It is composed of 81 equally-weighted, national-level indicators of arts and culture activity during the 12-year span of 2002 to 2013.
U.S. Patterns of Arts Participation
The National Endowment for the Arts' full report on the 2017 survey of public participation in the arts provides detailed statistics on adults’ patterns of arts participation, based on the 2017 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts. It compares rates of arts attendance, art-making, arts consumption via media, and literary reading among various demographic subgroups.organizations gather information on their sector.
Banner: Behind the scenes during filming of the San Francisco Symphony’s CURRENTS series, exploring the intersection between classical music and other musical cultures. Photo: Kim Huynh
National Arts Data Section: The Hartford Symphony Orchestra in traditional performance. Photo: courtesy of Hartford Symphony Orchestra.
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