Washington, DC – While the number of arts organizations increased
rapidly over a recent 10-year span, the percentage of people attending arts
events declined, a new national survey by the nonprofit group Americans for the Arts reported January 20th. This
issue of supply and demand in the arts world is a troubling one, said the
authors of the National Arts Index, because many groups have financial troubles
and people of all ages are discovering new ways to experience the arts,
including the Internet.