Arts & Human Development Task Force

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Washington, DC—Older adults who create art and attend arts events have better health outcomes than adults who do neither is one of the conclusions in a new report published by the National Endowment for the Arts. Staying Engaged: Health Patterns of Older Americans Who Engage in...
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WASHINGTON – One in seven Americans is 65 or older, and that number will double by 2020. This monumental demographic shift calls for better resources to promote healthy aging. Today, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA)...
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Washington, DC —In their first years, children experience rapid and important emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. What role do the arts play in early childhood development? A new report from the National Endowment for the Arts looks at research on how the arts affect...
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WASHINGTON – Nearly 28 million U.S. adults have some type of disability related to hearing, sight, cognition, walking, and other activities of daily living. The latest NEA research offers the first, nationally representative analysis of arts-participation patterns among people...
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WASHINGTON – How can the arts address the issues of aging? On May 18, 2015 in Washington, DC, policymakers, researchers, and practitioners will look at various ways the arts can enhance the lives of older Americans at the Summit on Creativity and Aging in America : A Pre-...
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What can the latest psychological research teach us about creativity, how it's expressed, and how it can be measured? Join this discussion with Dr. James C. Kaufman, president of the American Psychological Association’s Division 10: The Society for the Psychology of...
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Washington, DC -- The National Endowment for the Arts announces the expansion of its landmark arts partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense to bring art therapy to military patients at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital’s satellite center of the National Intrepid Center of...
What is the essence of creativity? Join a discussion with neuropsychologist and researcher Rex E. Jung as he debunks some of the common assumptions about creativity: how it's defined and measured, and how scientific inquiry can enhance our understanding about creativity and...
You are invited to a live, public webinar on Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm ET. As part of a growing body of research on arts and brain function, music research has many people listening. Neuroscience has helped to demonstrate the work of innovative music-...
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...

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