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Sacramento Arts Studies

Arts and Culture in the Sacramento region: Compiled from research, studies, and documents from 1977 - present.  Click on the link below to download a PDF file of the compilation document.

Arts & Culture In The Sacramento Region: A Summary Of Research And Planning Documents (PDF file, 222 kb) 

The studies below are available to download as PDF files. Click on the links to open the files.


Arts & Economic Impact Studies

Arts & Economic Prosperity IV, 2011 (PDF file, 712 KB)

Arts & Economic Prosperity IV Summary document, 2011 (PDF file, 35.8 KB)

California Creative Vitality Index 2006-07, 2010 (PDF file, 685 kb)

The Creative Industries in Sacramento, CA, 2008 (PDF file, 782 kb)

Financial Analysis of 18 Sacramento Arts & Cultural Organizations, 2001 (PDF file, 2.67 MB)

Economic Impact of the Arts in the Sacramento Region, 2001 (PDF file, 1.24 MB)

Facility Studies - Sacramento region

Sacramento Performing Arts Facility Study, 2008 (PDF file, 4.16 MB)

10th & K Performing Arts Facility Analysis, 2005 (PDF file, 4.28 MB)

Regional Performing Arts Center & Conference Facility Study, 1997 (PDF file, 14.9 MB)

Cultural and Entertainment District Master Plan, 1990 (PDF file, 10.6 MB)

Civic Amenities

Greater Sacramento Region Civic Amenities Strategic Plan, 2014-2025 (PDF file, 1.90 MB)

Planning for Civic Amenities in the Sacramento Region, 2009 (PDF file, 620 kb)

PFP Civic Amenities Experiences Tour, 2008 (PDF file, 1.05 MB)

Public Financing for Civic Amenities in the Sacramento Region, 2008 (PDF file, 1.05 MB)

Planning Documents

Arts Commission Strategic Business Plan, 2008-13 (PDF file, 3.54 MB)

City of Sacramento 2030 General Plan- Section: Education, Recreation and Culture 2, 2007 (PDF file, 47 kb)

City of Sacramento 2030 General Plan- Section: Education, Recreation and Culture 4, 2007 (PDF file, 16 kb)

City of Sacramento 2030 General Plan- Section: Education, Recreation and Culture 5, 2007 (PDF file, 11 kb)

Regional Arts Strategic Plan, 2002-03 (PDF file, 73 kb)

Arts Commission Cultural Business Plan, 2002 (PDF file, 3.07 MB)


Arts in All Schools Initiative, Call to Action, 2002 (PDF file, 1.74 MB)

Arts Board Development Project Assessment Report, 2001 (PDF file, 4.43 MB)

Geodemographic Analysis, 2000 (PDF file, 14.4 MB)


Arts & Economic Impact / Arts Funding

Philanthropy and the Social Economy: The Annual Industry Forecast, 2013 (PDF file, 576 KB)

Arts & Economic Prosperity IV, 2011 (PDF file, 4.06 MB)

The Arts Ripple Effect: A Research-Based Strategy to Build Shared Responsibility for the Arts, 2010 (PDF file, 3.9 MB)

Arts & Economic Prosperity III, 2009 (PDF file, 1.54 MB) This is a brochure encapsulating the Arts Economic Perspective research. Download the full report.

Perspectives on Cultural Tax Districts, 2008 (PDF file, 985 kb)

How the United States Funds the Arts: Second Edition, 2007 (PDF file, 732 kb)


The Road to Results: Effective Practices for Building Arts Audiences, 2014 (PDF file, 2.81 MB)

Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, 2009 (PDF file, 485 kb)

The Arts and Civic Engagement: Involved in Arts, Involved in Life, 2006 (PDF file, 1.8 MB)

Planning and Impact Studies

Pre-Cultural Planning Cultural Assessment, 2008: Des Moines, IA (PDF file, 171 kb)

Cultural Impact Study, 2007: Houston, TX (PDF file, 985 kb)

Critical Issues Facing the Arts in California, 2006 (PDF file, 162 kb)

Arts and Culture Study, 2003: Fort Wayne, IN (PDF file, 94 kb)

Arts Education Research

The Qualities of Quality: Understanding Excellence in Arts Education, 2009 (PDF file, 504 kb)

An Unfinished Canvas, 2008 (PDF file, 1.00 MB)

Teaching Artists and the Future of Education, 2011 (PDF file, 1.05 MB)

California County Superintendents’ Educational Services Association (CCSESA) website: links to Arts Education Research

Arts Education Partnerships: Lessons Learned from One School District, 2004 (PDF file, 349 KB)

Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts On Learning (PDF file, 1.41 MB)