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Washington, DC In case you missed it at the National Council on the Arts meeting last week, here's Ann Markusen presenting her new report (produced with Anne Gadwa) on creative placemaking, commissioned by the Mayors' Institute on City Design. You can download a pdf of the report from our...
Washington, DC President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Arts and Humanities Act on September 29, 1965. Photo courtesy of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library A Compendium of Statistics on the National Endowment for the Arts on the occasion of its 45th Birthday Forty-five years ago today,...
Washington, DC by Adriene Jenik "Los Altos Story Tree, California" by Wonderlane via Flickr Organizers of the recent National Endowment for the Arts and National Science Foundation summit asked participants to identify in advance and then share with the group their BIG challenges. One...
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...
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 Post Office where the National...
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...

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