The Internet, social media, and mobile connectivity now permeate the operations of US-based arts organizations, changing the way they stage performances, mount and showcase exhibits, engage audiences, sell tickets, and raise funds, according to new report by Pew Research.

The study is based on interviews with some 1,244 arts organizations that have received funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in recent years.

Such organizations are even finding that technology has changed the very definition of art: 77% agree with the statement that the Internet has "played a major role in broadening the boundaries of what is considered art."

Below, additional findings from the January 2013 report titled "Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies," issued by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project on January 4, 2013.

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Lenna Garibian is a MarketingProfs research writer and a marketing consultant in the tech industry, where she develops engaging content that builds thought leadership and revenue opportunities for clients. She's held marketing and research positions at eRPortal Software, GAP Inc., Stanford University, and the IMF. Reach Lenna via Twitter @LennaAnahid and LinkedIn.