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WASHINGTON, DC -- What do we know about the 2.1 million artists in the United States' labor force? To help answer that question, the NEA today released "Equal Opportunity Data Mining: National Statistics about Working Artists." This new online research tool offers...
Washington, D.C.-- Today National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced $350,000 in NEA support for 17 new research grants that measure different characteristics and contributions of the arts, which the NEA has mapped as a complex, dynamic system...
WASHINGTON, DC - Just released by the Brookings Institution, Creative Communities: Art Works in Economic Development is a new publication based on a collaborative effort with the National Endowment for the Arts to stimulate more rigorous research on the arts and economic...
You are invited to a live, public webinar, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, ET Why is arts education important to early childhood development? This webinar looks at how federal agencies are using arts education to foster the well-being of the youngest populations...
You are invited to a live, public webinar, Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, EST As the U.S. population ages, it faces more age-related diseases. How can the arts serve to treat, prevent, or improve these conditions? Representatives from the National Institutes...
WASHINGTON, DC -- "A creative economy is the fuel of magnificence," said Ralph Waldo Emerson in an 1857 essay. For the first time, the American creative sector will be measured on a macroeconomic level by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the federal agency of...
You are invited to a live, public webinar Thursday, October 4, 2012, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, EST How does culture affect health-related beliefs and practices? Artists and arts organizations may help answer this question through a new funding opportunity from the National Institutes of...
WASHINGTON, DC -- How do you measure how art works -- on people, on communities, or on society? It's a broad question, and the National Endowment for the Arts offers an ambitious plan to "map" the arts to better understand and measure this complex, dynamic system...
Washington, DC -- For the first time in the 47-year history of the National Endowment for the Arts, the agency's Office of Research & Analysis will award grants to 15 research projects to investigate the value and impact of the arts in the United States. These grants,...
Washington, DC -- At-risk students who have access to the arts in or out of school also tend to have better academic results, better workforce opportunities, and more civic engagement, according to a new NEA report, The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth: Findings from Four...

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