The Lively Arts
Within the IUP College of Fine Arts, all kinds of performing and visuals arts events are collected under the name the Lively Arts. The recitals, exhibits, comedies, musicals, dramas, and concerts that keep the university lively are produced by the departments of Art, Music, and Theater and Dance, the University Museum, Kipp Gallery, and other college programs.
In addition, the Lively Arts program oversees ArtsPath, an arts-in-education service to schools and organizations in a five-county region (Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, and Jefferson).
Hank Knerr, College of Fine Arts director of Public Events, provided some average, annual figures.
Number of events produced: between 180 and 190
Lively Arts events:
- Theater and dance: 60
- Music: 80
- Art exhibits: 20
- Campus and community outreach: 25
Additional events in Fisher Auditorium outside Lively Arts: 150
Audience members: 130,000
- At performances and exhibits: 35,000
- As part of ArtsPath Educational Outreach: 5,000
- At additional Fisher Auditorium events: 90,000
Lively Arts electronic community:
- Facebook fans: 532 in mid-May (and growing)
- Followers on Twitter: 165 in mid-May (and growing)
- eLetter subscribers: 1,367
Lively Arts staff:
- Full-time: Hank Knerr, Dave Surtasky
- Part-time: Jeff Wacker, Meghan Moore, Andrew Niedziela
Lively Arts funding (outside College of Fine Arts):
Performance Plus Series shows (2009-2010):
Marvin Hamlisch, Jones-Maruri Duo, Chestnut Street Brass Company, Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Nichole Canuso Dance Company
Performance Plus Series funding sources:
- endowments/private donations: 29 percent
- external grant funding († above): 24 percent
- IUP areas outside Fine Arts (* above): 10 percent
- IUP budget allocations: 16 percent
- ticket revenue: 21 percent
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