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As a developmental psychologist, I find it amusing to consider the National Endowment for the Arts’ Research: Art Works program as something of a toddler. The program has entered its third year and continues to find its footing in the larger world of research grants. I came to the NEA in...
In last month's post for this series , I blogged about a speech given by Alan Krueger, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. I'm not stalking the President's chief economic aide, I assure you, yet I did observe that in...
"What in the world do you think you are? A superstar? Well, right you are. But we all shine on..." ---John Lennon, "Instant Karma" When it comes to economics, Alan Krueger is nothing less than a rock star. As a Princeton professor of economics and public affairs, he has written...
[From the director of the NEA Office of Research & Analysis: Joanna Woronkowicz joined the NEA in early 2012 as Senior Research Officer. In her time at the Office of Research & Analysis, she gave considerable thought---working with the rest of our staff---as to how we should structure and...
Earlier this year, the ever-prolific Barry Hessenius asked some of us in arts research to take part in a weeklong round of interviews for his blog at WESTAF. Reading that exchange, I was struck by how many piquant observations were left hanging in mid-air, not owing to inarticulateness, but because...
We asked our National Council of the Arts members to share some thoughts about projects from our recent round of grants that particularly resonated with them. Here's what David "Mas" Masumoto and Joan Israelite had to say... David "Mas" Masumoto Allison Orr Dance, Inc aka...
Today, the NEA announced $350,000 in support of 17 new research grants , which offer innovative new ways to measure the value and impact of the arts in the U.S. While descriptions of all our new grantees can be found online , we thought we’d take a closer look at a project from West Chester...
Last September, in opening remarks during a National Academy of Sciences workshop on the arts and aging , I posed some questions about research in this field. As reported in Aging and the Arts: Building the Science (2013), an account of the workshop, jointly sponsored by the NEA and the National...
Crayola Lincoln Logs by flickr user laffy4k It’s not given to every government to define creativity, much less to avail of creative methods, backed by rigorous standards and statistics, for tweaking that definition when necessary. Britain can show the way in both respects. As explained...
By Hasan Bakhshi, director of creative industries in the Policy & Research Unit of Nesta , an independent, London-based charity with a mission "to help people and organizations bring great ideas to life." Hasan Bakhshi. Photo courtesy of Mr. Bakhshi The British government’s...

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