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Map of the U.S. Performing Arts Industry

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In 2017, 54% of the adult population of the United States (133 million people) attended a live artistic, creative, or cultural activity. The same percentage of American adults created or performed art (source: NASAA). These statistics show how arts as a whole, and the performing arts more specifically, are consumed and produced by Americans. Part of what makes art accessible to this percentage of the population is the United States' renowned artistic infrastructure, comprised of buildings such as the Abrons Arts Center, Guthrie Theater, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Bard Fisher Center. Additionally, American universities and campus such as California Institute for the Arts (CALARTS), New York University, and University of Chicago, to quote just a few, form an elite group of future performing arts professionals. Dance, theater, new circus, puppets, and street arts have their own identity and heritage in the United States and, in this context, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States has designed a map identifying the main organisations related to the performing arts in the U.S. to guide French professionals with their projects abroad. 
The map is non-exhaustive and subject to change. 

Currently due to the pandemic, all cultural institutions, and particularly those from the Performing Arts field have been particularly hit;  most of them have adapted their season to offer online programs.

This map features the following categories:
- Venues;
- Festivals;
- Higher Education;
- Alliances Françaises and Maisons Françaises involved in the Performing Arts

Note: For the complete list of Alliances françaises in the United States, please chech www.alliance-us.org or call + 1-202 -944-6261

When you click on the different categories, you can find the list of information in excel version. 

For more information, you can contact Nicole Bloom, Performing Arts Program Officer at nicole.birmann@diplomatie.gouv.fr 

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