What is the Census?

The Census is a comprehensive collection of data from all taiko players. It is a follow-up to the 2013 TCA Taiko Census, which helped launch and define the mission of the Taiko Community Alliance. This year's census is supported in part by a grant from the California Arts Council.

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Why is this data being collected?

  • To measure the art form. We aim to capture a comprehensive snapshot of the taiko community in 2016 to help the TCA community and funders understand the demographic make-up of taiko.
  • To identify taiko community needs. Our supplemental questions will ask you about your motivations, actions, and spending behavior so that we can better shape our programming.

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Who will have access to the data?

  • Raw data will be available only to the TCA Board of Directors and members of the TCA Census Committee, which currently consists of Angie Ahlgren, Elise Fujimoto, Peter Spangler, Linda Uyechi, Kate Walker and Susan Yuen.
  • Aggregated data (sets of data that mask the identify of any specific individual) will be shared publicly.
  • Information from your Taiko Profile (the groups you've played with and years of affiliation) will be stored in a database and used to explore the social networking inherent in the taiko community. You will be allowed to choose anonymity in the Taiko Profile section of the Census. CLICK HERE to learn more.

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When and how will data be presented?

  • A demographic summary will be on the TCA website in June.
  • Analysis will be presented by webinar this summer.
  • A Taiko Map reflecting information in the Taiko Profile section will become available as technical resources allow.
  • TCA will be presenting this information to external parties such as funders.

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