Research Convenings

A Joint Research Symposium of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Arts & Humanities Research Council's Cultural Value Project, June 2-3, 2014 For many governments tasked with setting...
Two Presidential Programming Sessions were organized by the National Endowment for the Arts for the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC, on August 8, 2014
The National Endowment for the Arts is leading a new task force of 13 federal agencies and departments to encourage more and better research on how the arts help people...
On September 20, 2012 the National Endowment for the Arts will release a new report, commissioned from the Monitor Institute, entitled How Art Works: The National Endowment for the Arts’...
On Friday, September 14, 2012, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Academy of Sciences co-host a public workshop that will explore...
New growth theory argues that, in advanced economies, economic growth stems less from the acquisition of additional capital and more from innovation and new ideas. On May 10, 2012, the...
The Our Town Community Indicators Study leverages the NEA's involvement in Our Town projects to advance our understanding of the ways such projects affect communities. More specifically, we plan to...
On February 14, 2012, the National Endowment for the Arts hosted a day-long series of panels and presentations to examine the latest trends, current practices, and future directions for arts...
The National Endowment for the Arts announces a new literature review, Audience Impact Study Literature Review . While there is ample qualitative and anecdotal data on how people and communities...
A broad array of arts scholars, cultural leaders and audience members participated in in-depth discussions at the June, 2011, "Future of the City: The Arts Symposium" a gathering that charted...
On May 15, 2011, NEA Director of Research & Analysis Sunil Iyengar and Research Analyst Bonnie Nichols presented new NEA research "Time and Money: Using Federal Data to Measure the...
On February 24, 2011, Sunil Iyengar, Director of the NEA's Office of Research & Analysis, and the authors of three independent reports analyzing the data from the 2008 Survey of...
On June 7, 2010, national experts in the fields of urban planning and community development, design, arts and cultural research, arts administration, sociology, and economics convened in Washington to 1)...
On December 10, 2009, the Arts Endowment hosted a three-hour roundtable discussion about the the 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts , the nation's largest and most representative...
On November 20, 2009, academics, foundation professionals, and service organization representatives, along with NEA senior staff and discipline directors, met in Washington to discuss improving the collection and reporting of...