Event Title

Theatre Arts Summer Project

Presenter Information

Jamie Jacobs
Jonathan Williams

Presentation Type

Poster & Oral Presentation

College

College of Art & Letters

Major

Psychology

Session Number

2

Location

RM 210

Start Date

5-21-2015 2:40 PM

End Date

5-21-2015 3:00 PM

Abstract

The objective is to find art opportunities for young people in the City of San Bernardino. A research study was conducted to see what art opportunities are available for young people; age’s ranging from middle school to high school. Under the supervision of Kathryn Ervin, various sites throughout San Bernardino were visited by two student research assistants. A few types of the 13 sites that were contacted include; parks, recreation centers, and libraries. A survey style method of research was used. Data was generated and stored using SurveyMonkey.com. Each establishment was asked a series of questions that pertained to art opportunities offered at their location. It was hypothesized that more opportunities will be available for young children grades K-3, ages 5-9, and less opportunities for young adults ranging from middle school to high school, ages 12-18. The research was supportive of the hypothesis that the majority of opportunities are available for younger children. Most opportunities are offered to young children and this leaves huge disconnects for the young adults. Additionally, the study gave insight on the lack of art opportunities in San Bernardino for people of all ages. This research is not conclusive but important information was drawn from the results. In conclusion, the results show that the art opportunities are significantly neglected and that more attention in this field is needed for the prosperity of San Bernardino.

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May 21st, 2:40 PM May 21st, 3:00 PM

Theatre Arts Summer Project

RM 210

The objective is to find art opportunities for young people in the City of San Bernardino. A research study was conducted to see what art opportunities are available for young people; age’s ranging from middle school to high school. Under the supervision of Kathryn Ervin, various sites throughout San Bernardino were visited by two student research assistants. A few types of the 13 sites that were contacted include; parks, recreation centers, and libraries. A survey style method of research was used. Data was generated and stored using SurveyMonkey.com. Each establishment was asked a series of questions that pertained to art opportunities offered at their location. It was hypothesized that more opportunities will be available for young children grades K-3, ages 5-9, and less opportunities for young adults ranging from middle school to high school, ages 12-18. The research was supportive of the hypothesis that the majority of opportunities are available for younger children. Most opportunities are offered to young children and this leaves huge disconnects for the young adults. Additionally, the study gave insight on the lack of art opportunities in San Bernardino for people of all ages. This research is not conclusive but important information was drawn from the results. In conclusion, the results show that the art opportunities are significantly neglected and that more attention in this field is needed for the prosperity of San Bernardino.