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Welcome to Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies

The Princeton University Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies was founded in 1994 to improve the clarity, accuracy and sophistication of discourse about the nation's artistic and cultural life. Its programs and activities are designed to create an infrastructure of well-trained scholars who have access to regularly collected information about cultural organizations, activities and providers, and who produce timely research and analysis on key topics in arts and cultural policy.

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In 2008, the National Endowment for the Arts launched the 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA) on CPANDA, which will serve as the official source for the data. The SPPA is the primary source of information about the U.S. public’s artistic activities.