On Friday the 23rd of March The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage hosted Alan Brown of WolfBrown, and Brad Erickson and Clayton Lord of Theatre Bay Area for an event that brought together 150 arts leaders from all over Philadelphia. Alan and Clayton presented the findings of an important national study on the intrinsic impact and value of the arts. The study took place over the course of two years and focused on 18 theaters around the country, including Philadelphia-area theaters Bristol Riverside Theatre, the Arden Theatre, and People's Light & Theatre Company. The study resulted in the publication, Counting New Beans: intrinsic impact and the value of art.
The research conducted at theaters within the Philadelphia region received support from the Center through the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative and the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative. Additional support for the study came from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and other sources.Read more >