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Sept 14 -- The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) invites public comments to OMB by October 14, 2021 regarding the proposed 2022 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA) as a supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS).
 
This request is for clearance of the 2022 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA) to be conducted by the Census Bureau in July 2022 as a supplement to the Bureau of Labor Statistic's Current Population Survey. The SPPA is the field's premiere repeated cross-sectional survey of individual attendance and involvement in arts and cultural activity. The data are circulated to interested researchers, and they are the basis for a range of NEA reports and independent research publications. The SPPA provides primary knowledge on the extent and nature of participation in the arts and leisure in the United States. Earlier SPPA surveys were conducted in 1982, 1985, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2008, 2012, and 2017, all of which were conducted by the Census Bureau except the 1997 study, which was conducted by a private contractor, Westat Inc. Reports on these data will be made publicly available on the NEA's website. The data will be made available to the public through the agency's data archive, the National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture (NADAC). The SPPA will provide primary knowledge on the extent and nature of participation in the arts in the United States. These data will also be used by the NEA as a contextual measure for one or more of its strategic goals.
 
Census SPPA webpage: https://www.arts.gov/about/news/2020/national-endowment-arts-releases-latest-survey-public-participation-arts  
2017 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts: https://www.arts.gov/about/news/2020/national-endowment-arts-releases-latest-survey-public-participation-arts
2022 SPPA submission to OMB: https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=202108-3135-001 Click IC List for survey instrument, View Supporting Statement for technical documentation. Comments may be submitted through this site.
FR notice inviting public comments to OMB: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/09/14/2021-19775/30-day-notice-for-the-2022-survey-of-public-participation-in-the-arts
 
For AEA members wishing to submit comments, "A Primer on How to Respond to Calls for Comment on Federal Data Collections" is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/content/file?id=5806

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