Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Program
A guide to the The Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Program, created by Congress in 1975, which provides indemnification against loss or damage for eligible art works, artifacts, and objects in domestic and international exhibitions. 8pp. March 2009.
The Arts and Human Development: Framing a National Research Agenda for
the Arts, Lifelong Learning, and Individual Well-Being
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 adolescence, to older adult populations.
This white paper summarizes major themes from the forum, and highlights
related studies. It also makes recommendations toward establishing a
long-term federal partnership to promote research and evidence-sharing
nationwide. 38 pp.
Arts Programs for Juvenile Offenders in Detention and Corrections: A Guide to Promising Practices
This 2002 monograph was produced as the final product of a two-year federal collaborative project between the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Arts Endowment. This publication documents the three pilot programs and three enhancement sites in the project, describes the elements of successful arts-in-juvenile justice programs, recounts problem areas such as security concerns and recommends solutions, and includes survey findings of 26 national arts-in-juvenile justice programs with a summary report. 40 pp.
Publication is available by contacting the author, Grady Hillman, at 512-467-8382, or at email@example.com. $5.00 for shipping.
The Changing Faces of Tradition: A Report on the Folk and Traditional Arts in the United States
This report describes the breadth and depth of folk and traditional arts activity in the U.S. and how it is increasing in both the variety of cultural worlds involved and the level of activity. NEA 1996. 96 pp.
Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development
Published by the Arts Education Partnership with support from the NEA. Details the relationship between learning in dance, drama, music, multiple arts, and visual arts, and the development of fundamental academic and social skills. 160 pp.
Available in a PDF on the AEP Web site (www.aep-arts.org). To order printed copies, contact CCSSO Publications at (202) 336-7016.
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States
Herb and Dorothy Vogel, with the assistance of the National Gallery of Art and Institute of Museum and Library Services, gifted 2,500 works from their collection throughout the nation, 50 works going to a selected arts institution in each state in the country. The National Endowment for the Arts created a catalogue to be distributed to each of the participating institutions that provides an overview of the program and samples of the artwork from the collection. Introduction by Ruth Fine of the National Gallery of Art. More information about the initiative at vogel5050.org. 242 pp. 2008
How the Arts Can Enhance After-School Programs
Published by the Arts Endowment in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, 2002. Focuses on the role of the arts in after-school activities in neighborhood schools. Summaries of recent research, key elements of successful programs, and highlights of effective partnerships between schools and community-based organizations are also provided. 24 pp.
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Imagine! Introducing Your Child to the Arts
Published by the National Endowment for the Arts, 2004. This reprint of the 1997 NEA publication revises and updates the previous edition's material on introducing children to the arts. Made for parents, the publication includes activities and suggestions in literature, dance, music, theater, visual arts, folk arts, and media arts aimed specifically at children ages 3-8 years old. Includes pull-out guide of arts activities. 68 pp.
Learning Through the Arts: A Guide to the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Education
Published by the National Endowment for the Arts, 2002. A guide to the NEA's Arts Learning initiatives includes brief descriptions of our arts learning grants, partnerships, and programs; a thumbnail history of the Endowment's involvement in arts education research; a section on successful projects and programs that the NEA has supported; and a list of arts learning partners and organizations. Altogether, the publication demonstrates the Endowment's continued commitment to arts learning for children and youth. 44 pp.
Masters of Traditional Arts Education Guide
Created by Paddy Bowman, Betty Carter, and Alan Govenar, this guide
presents meaningful instruction for learning about a diverse array of
traditional artists and art forms for students in grades 4 through 12. The
many interdisciplinary curriculum suggestions in the guide are adaptable
for any traditional artists, helping students better connect to their
communities and cultures. An online version of the education guide is
available at www.mastersoftraditionalarts.org. 2011, 80pp.
National Heritage Fellowships 30th Anniversary
Profiles of many of the NEA National Heritage Fellowship recipients from
1982 to 2011. In all, 80 Fellows are profiled, including the 12 Bess Lomax
Hawes Award recipients. Also included is the NEA National Heritage
Fellowships DVD-ROM, created by Documentary Arts, with photos, videos, and
audio recordings of all the
Heritage Fellows. NEA 2011. 90pp.
is the bimonthly newsletter of the National Endowment for the Arts. Each issue includes recent information on the NEA’s national initiatives, sponsored programs, awards, grants, and a calendar of upcoming events.
Re-Investing in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future
The culmination of 18 months of research, meetings with stakeholders, and site visits all over the country, this President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities report represents an in-depth review of the current condition of arts education, including an update of the current research base about arts education outcomes, and an analysis of the challenges and opportunities in the field that have emerged over the past decade. It also includes a set of recommendations to federal, state and local policymakers. May 2011. 88 pp.
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