Research & Analysis

Publications

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2012
This report examines arts-related variables from four large datasets -- three maintained by the U.S. Department of Education and one by the Department of Labor -- to understand the relationship between arts engagement and positive academic and social outcomes in children and young adults of low socioeconomic status (SES). Conducted by James Catterall, University of California Los Angeles, et al.,...
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2013
In September 2012, the National Endowment for the Arts teamed with the National Institutes of Health to sponsor a National Academies workshop titled "Research Gaps and Opportunities for Exploring the Relationship of the Arts to Health and Well-Being in Older Adults." This report from the workshop includes a summary of the proceedings as well as observations and recommendations on how...
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2006
This research paper explores the compelling link between arts participation and broader civic and community involvement, as measured by the NEA's Survey of Public Participation in the Arts. The report also reveals that young adults show declines in participation rates for most arts and civic categories.
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1977
Considers how broadcasting executives understand the phrase "arts and cultural programming" shows how audience, scheduling, and funding for such programs compare with those for other types of programs and indicates what kinds of arts programs would be welcomed by broadcasters if available.
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2011
In March 2011, the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services hosted a first-of-its-kind event to showcase and discuss recent research on the arts and human development. The one-day forum examined the relationship between the arts and positive health and educational outcomes at various segments of the lifespan—from early childhood, to youth and...
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2005
Analysis of the 2002 SPPA shows that arts participants, adults who read literature, listened to classical or jazz radio, or attended a performing arts event, were more likely than non-arts participants to engage in other leisure activities such as attending sporting events and doing volunteer or charity work.
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2011
Note #104 uses data from the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) to examine the value added by selected cultural industries to the U.S. economy.
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2011
This report, commissioned from the NORC at the University of Chicago, investigates the relationship between arts education and arts participation, based on data from the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts for 1982, 1992, 2002, and 2008. The report also examines long-term declines in Americans' reported rates of arts learning—in creative writing, music, and the visual arts, among other...
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1995
Based on data from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis, consumer expenditures for admissions to performing arts events in 1993 amount to $5.5 billion, 6% more than in 1992
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1993
This annual update of information from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis indicates consumer expenditures for admissions to performing arts events in 1991 amounted to $4.7 billion a .3% decline from 1990. This marked the first year-to-year decline in admission receipts for performing arts events in five years.
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