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Creative Placemaking

Beyond the Building: Performing Arts and Transforming Place
On November 3, 2014, the Arts Endowment hosted this convening to develop a better understanding of how performance-based organizations, and the artists they engage, transform places through their artistic practices.


Designing Equity
On May 9, 2016, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Surdna Foundation co-hosted this convening to address the role that design can play in building more equitable and just communities.

Folk and Traditional Arts

Close Listening: A National Case for the Value & Impact of Folk & Traditional Arts
In the fall of 2018, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies co-hosted Close Listening, a convening to address the value and impact of Folk & Traditional Arts.

Media Arts

Documentary Sustainability Summit
In partnership with the International Documentary Association, the National Endowment for the Arts hosted a one-day Sustainability Summit featuring 80 filmmakers, producers, distributors, film festival representatives, funders, and other stakeholders in the nonfiction storytelling community, as well as leaders from the federal, state, and local governments.


National gatherings with researchers and arts and community experts.

Measuring Cultural Engagement Amid Confounding Variables: A Reality Check

The Arts, Creative Expression, and Psychological Research: Bringing Intellectual Clarity to Emotional Chaos

How Art Works | Public Forum

The Arts, New Growth Theory, and Economic Development

Future of the City: The Role of the Arts in Building Communities

NEA Cultural Workforce Forum Webcast

Preview of Three New SPPA Reports February 24, 2011