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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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2017
Released in partnership with the International Documentary Association (IDA), this report explores issues facing the documentary film community, with a goal of articulating tangible, actionable strategies and initiatives to positively impact the field and contribute to a sustainable and healthy ecosystem for documentary professionals. The report highlights key findings and recommendations from the February 2017 Documentary Sustainability Summit, a convening...
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2017
Highlights of NEA activities during Fiscal Year 2016
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2017
This 2017 report makes the case that industrial design is an underutilized catalyst for growth for U.S. small and medium-sized manufacturers and a key ingredient in the future success of these firms. Derived from an intensive literature search and more than 40 interviews with people from the industrial design and manufacturing fields, the report explores why industrial design has become...
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2017
Profiles the 2017 class of NEA Jazz Masters: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ira Gitler, Dave Holland, Dick Hyman, and Dr. Lonnie Smith with brief biographies and selected discographies. April 2017. 28 pp.
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2017
" What ideas do you have to increase the career preparation and employment for people with disabilities in the arts? " This question was posed to participants in an online discussion hosted by the NEA in partnership with the National Arts and Disability Center (NADC) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) in June 2016...
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2016
Responding to a need identified by the federal Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development, the NEA commissioned this guide from the cognitive neuroscientist Julene Johnson, PhD, UCSF, and the arts consultant Jeff Chapline, New Art Horizons. It advises arts practitioners and biomedical or behavioral health researchers how to partner effectively in documenting and studying the contributions of...
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2016
How to Do Creative Placemaking is an action-oriented guide for making places better. This book includes instructional and thought-provoking case studies and essays from today’s leading thinkers in creative placemaking. It describes the diverse ways that arts organizations and artists can play an essential role in the success of communities across America. November 2016. 220 pp.

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