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Philadelphia and Camden Cultural Participation Benchmark Project

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Philadelphia And Camden Cultural Participation Benchmark Project: Summary Of The Final Report, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert Jun 2005

Philadelphia And Camden Cultural Participation Benchmark Project: Summary Of The Final Report, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert

Philadelphia and Camden Cultural Participation Benchmark Project

This document is a summary of the 2005 final report of the Philadelphia and Camden Cultural Participation Benchmark Project. The summary outlines a resident and an organizational perspective as well as strategic challenges and opportunities to support the Knight Foundation goal of increasing cultural participation in North Philadelphia and Camden, NJ.


Philadelphia And Camden Cultural Participation Benchmark Project: Final Report, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert Jun 2005

Philadelphia And Camden Cultural Participation Benchmark Project: Final Report, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert

Philadelphia and Camden Cultural Participation Benchmark Project

The Philadelphia and Camden Cultural Participation Benchmark Project (Benchmark Project), undertaken from 2003 to 2005, was designed to document the current state of cultural participation in North Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey. These two urban communities had been chosen by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for multi-year investment in order to broaden, deepen, and diversify resident participation in arts and cultural programs and events.

In the Benchmark Project final report, SIAP and partners—Research for Action and Alan S. Brown & Associates—provided a detailed description of cultural participation in five neighborhoods of North Philadelphia and Camden. Though ...


Philadelphia-Camden Cultural Participation Benchmarking Project: Presentation Of Neighborhood Survey Results, Alan S. Brown Jun 2005

Philadelphia-Camden Cultural Participation Benchmarking Project: Presentation Of Neighborhood Survey Results, Alan S. Brown

Philadelphia and Camden Cultural Participation Benchmark Project

This presentation provides a summary of findings of a 2004 neighborhood survey of North Philadelphia and Camden, NJ conducted for the Benchmark Project. The slides summarize data on a range of activities, venues, and social context among adult residents of these predominantly low-income neighborhoods. Brown also outlines a framework for thinking about cultural participation based on "level of creative control."


Cultural Leaders’ Reflections On Cultural Participation And Preliminary Research, Elaine Simon, Gretchen Suess May 2005

Cultural Leaders’ Reflections On Cultural Participation And Preliminary Research, Elaine Simon, Gretchen Suess

Philadelphia and Camden Cultural Participation Benchmark Project

In spring 2005, to gain feedback on preliminary findings from the Benchmark Project, Research for Action conducted two focus groups with twenty-one individuals identified as ‘cultural leaders’ who represented sixteen organizations in Camden and Philadelphia. Participants were drawn from Knight Foundation grantees along with others who played key roles in assisting with the research.

Findings from the Cultural Participation Benchmark Project resonated with these cultural leaders active in Camden and Philadelphia. Cultural leaders concurred that community-based organizations fill a gap or need for residents from low- or mixed-income minority neighborhoods, who often do not participate in “mainstream” arts activities to ...


Philadelphia-Camden Cultural Participation Benchmarking Project: Neighborhood Survey, Alan S. Brown Mar 2005

Philadelphia-Camden Cultural Participation Benchmarking Project: Neighborhood Survey, Alan S. Brown

Philadelphia and Camden Cultural Participation Benchmark Project

This document presents the findings of a neighborhood survey undertaken by Alan S Brown & Associates for the Benchmark Project. The study employed a door-to-door intercept methodology using a random sample of addresses in each of five neighborhoods—three in North Philadelphia and two in Camden, NJ. The resident survey, based on themes from Research for Action’s focus group work, investigated a broad range of cultural and creative activities and venues to build a participation profile of adults in the survey neighborhoods. The report also summarizes data on the social context of residents of these predominantly low-income neighborhoods. In his ...