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2019
This first-ever analysis of the Arts Endowment’s Folk & Traditional Arts awards portfolio explores the program’s geographic reach, its capacity to address historically underserved populations, and the activities and achievements of its grantees and partners. October 2019. 36 pp Living Traditions infographic : jpg | pdf
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2019
Highlights of National Endowment for the Arts activities during Fiscal Year 2018
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2019
This report analyzes six federal datasets—but predominantly the American Community Survey and the Current Population Survey—to capture a statistical profile of 11 artist occupations and several types of cultural workers who are non-artists.
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2019
The 2019 NEA Guide provides details on the programs and activities that the NEA supports, as well as funding deadlines for our various grants. Included is information on Grants for Organizations, Literature Fellowships, Lifetime Honors, Partnerships, and National Initiatives. March 2019. 24 pp.
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2019
This report is based on analysis of the 2015 American Housing Survey—specifically an arts module that was co-authored by researchers at the National Endowment of the Arts and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The report enumerates and describes adults who value living near arts/cultural venues. It also reports data on householders who cited greater access to arts...
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2018
This booklet provides national statistics on visual and performing arts attendance and literary reading rates using the 2017 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts and comparing the results with prior years (2002, 2008, and 2012). September 2018. 12 pp.
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2018
Highlights of NEA activities during Fiscal Year 2017
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2017
This report stemmed from a research collaboration with the Economic Research Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It analyzes data from the Rural Establishment Innovation Survey to quantify relationships among arts organizations, design-integrated firms, and business innovators in rural settings. 14 pp.
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2017
This report analyzes the work of the nation’s Folk Arts Partnerships (aka state folklife programs), identifying how these programs fortify and celebrate cultural heritage while connecting underserved communities to the resources of state arts agencies. Data is drawn from the applications and final reports from FY13-15 of all Folk Arts Partnerships. 42 pp.
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2017
This report describes arts participation patterns of older adults (aged 55 and over) tracked by the 2014 Health and Retirement Study. The nationally representative sample is also analyzed for its attitudes toward the arts. Central to the report, however, is an examination of the health characteristics (cognitive ability, physical function, and hypertension rates) among adults who created art, who attended...

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