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Theatre Bay Area releases Arts Diversity Index

  • Posted Jun 04, 2013

This week Theatre Bay Area released the Arts Diversity Index, a landmark study on the diversity of local theatres and their audiences in comparison to the general population of five counties in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This research project examined seven different types of diversity in theatre audiences, and compared those diversity scores to the same diversities in the general population. The goal was to understand not how a company might achieve total parity, but instead to understand how a company might mirror the larger population in which it existed.

The report was commissioned by Theatre Bay Area, one of the largest regional arts services organizations in the United States, with funds provided by the California Arts Council and the California Cultural Data Project. It was produced with data support from TRG Arts and the California Cultural Data Project.

Read the full report here.