Philadelphia and Camden Cultural Participation Benchmark Project

Philadelphia and Camden Cultural Participation Benchmark Project

Philadelphia and Camden Cultural Participation Benchmark Project (59 pages, PDF), a new report from the Social Impact of the Arts Project at the University of Pennsylvania, finds that while residents of North Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey, enjoy a strong informal cultural life, their participation in the nonprofit cultural sector is strikingly low. The report, which was funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, examines the challenges and opportunities that exist for arts groups in the region and urges them to do more to connect to local traditions as a way of increasing cultural participation.