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Washington, DC Digital DNA by Adriana Varella and Nilton Maltz. The seven-foot egg, which is quilted from circuit boards, was a commission by the Palo Alto Public Art Commission. Photo by Wonderlane via Flickr A recent National Science Foundation (NSF)-National Endowment for the Arts workshop...
Washington, DC A Cure for What Ails Me by Tigerplish from flickr We recently released a new report on how Americans participate in the arts through media. Not media as in journalism, but media as in technology: one of the questions that bedeviled us as we completed the report was what to name it...
Washington, DC On Monday, the NEA's research team convened 30 experts in urban and rural planning, community development, sociology, economics, and arts administration for a day-long forum titled "Arts and Livability: The Road to Better Metrics." We were interested in brainstorming...
March 29, 2010 Washington, DC Rocco greets NCA member Terry Teachout before the start of the public session of the 169th meeting of the National Council on the Arts. Photo by Kathy Plowitz-Worden Friday was a bit of a gloomy day here in Washington, DC, but things were pretty lively inside the Old...
March 25, 2010 Washington, DC The Red Cedar Trio perform Rural Outreach concerts at the tiny rural Czech community near Solon, Iowa. This concert at Sts. Peter and Paul Church featured the music of little-known 19th-century Czech composer Wenceslaus Metiegka. (Photo by Leonard Strutmann) If you...
Artists in the Workforce 1990-2005 book cover - performers of various ages onstage facing front
Not long after its inception in the mid-1970s, the National Endowment for the Arts’ research office began to capture and report statistics on the artist labor force. The consequences were...
According to popular wisdom, if you build it—or in the case of the arts, perform it—they will come. Or will they? Recent research, including the NEA's own 2008 Survey of...
December 16, 2009 Washington, DC The archives of the two recent NEA webcasts are now available in the Research section of the NEA website. The Cultural Workforce Forum was a day-long series of presentations and discussions about America's artists, other cultural workers, and how art works as a...
December 8, 2009 Washington, DC This Thursday, December 10, the Arts Endowment will release the 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts , the nation’s largest and most representative study of adults’ arts participation habits. To highlight the release, a roundtable discussion is...
November 20, 2009 Washington, DC Today we are presenting the webcast of the Cultural Workforce Forum, a forum about America's artists, other cultural workers, and how art works as a part of this country's real economy. Academics, foundation professionals, and service organization...

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