Arts And...

The arts contribute to the nation’s creative ecosystem, intersecting with a wide range of fields such as health, psychology, and urban design.  

Learn more about the activities of the Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development, which is chaired by the NEA.

Year: 2015

This report summarizes themes and trends emerging from psychological and neurobiological studies of creativity. It explores models for trans-disciplinary research collaborations and it foregrounds...

Year: 2015

This report is a literature review and gap-analysis of recent research about the arts’ relationship to social-emotional benefits in early childhood. Music-based activities, drama/theater, and...

Year: 2014

Commissioned from the Urban Institute, this report describes the methodology and findings of a study to validate the NEA's proposed Arts & Livability Indicators. These metrics use national,...

Year: 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...

Year: 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...

Year: 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...

Year: 2009

Data from the 2008 SPPA show that American adults who attend art museums or live art performances are far more likely than non-attendees to vote, volunteer, or take part in other community events...