Cultural Engagement in California's Inland Regions

Cultural Engagement in California's Inland Regions

A new report from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts and WolfBrown investigates patterns of cultural engagement in the San Joaquin Valley and Inland Empire region. Funded by the James Irvine Foundation and based on a survey of some six thousand Californians, the report, Cultural Engagement in California's Inland Regions (189 pages, PDF), found a wide range of activity in music, theater, literature, dance, and the visual arts, with much of it occurring outside the traditional infrastructure of arts nonprofits and facilities. Among other things, the report recommends that cultural providers and funders look more closely within their communities for new partners, new settings, and innovative approaches to drawing residents into cultural experiences.