This report and case studies of illustrative projects help provide a better understanding of how
people are engaging in the arts, and of how arts organizations are enabling this involvement.
Researchers at WolfBrown investigated active arts participation across the arts sector in the
United States, United Kingdom and Australia, learning from more than 100 organizations
currently engaging in participatory arts. The report helps address many of the concerns that arts
organizations may have in embracing participatory arts practices and illuminates the various trends
in the field that are responsible for this shift. This report also presents the “Audience Involvement
Spectrum,” a helpful new model for understanding various levels of arts engagement.