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Report Paints Grim Picture of Arts, Culture Economy

Production of cultural goods and services took a huge hit with the recession, and has been slow to rebound.

 

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What’s the Economic Value of an Arts Education?

While it’s not perfectly tangible, the financial value of a degree in the humanities certainly exists.

 

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The Practical Effect of Making Arts Education a National Priority

New research finds 1994 legislation that included the arts as a core subject in American schools made a difference in many places.

 

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Do the Arts Open Hearts?

New NEA-funded research finds a link between altruistic behavior and attending cultural events.

 

Arts-Heavy Preschool Helps Children Grow Emotionally

New research finds low-income kids in an arts-enhanced preschool program have a more positive attitude than their peers, and are better able to manage negative emotions.

 

State Arts Agencies Refuse to Die

One state arts agency barely escapes extinction, while another returns to life.

 

Arts Involvement Narrows Student Achievement Gap

A new NEA study finds disadvantaged students do better academically if they are intensely involved in the arts.

 

Are the Arts Irrelevant to the Next Generation?

New research from Norway finds a steep drop in interest in art, literature and classical music among college students between 1998 and 2008.

 

Far West, Northeast Lead in Jobs for Artists

A new National Endowment for the Arts report finds jobs for artists are concentrated in specific states, including New York, California, Oregon, and Vermont.

 

Cultural Divide Persists as Musical Tastes Shift

New research from Britain finds music lovers are increasingly crossing genres, but they remain divided in their tastes.

 

Surprise Sector for Job Growth: The Arts

A new National Endowment for the Arts analysis projects a healthy rate of growth in arts jobs through the year 2018.

 

Perilous State of the Arts Agencies

State arts agencies, which provide vital funding and assistance to nonprofit arts institutions, are threatened with extinction across the U.S.

 

Young Artists, Scientists Think Logically, Creatively

The “two cultures” are one: New research finds no significant differences in the problem-solving patterns of arts and science students at one British university.

 

PBS Chief to Put Arts Front and Center

Big Bird meets big bands: PBS President Paula Kerger is renewing the network’s commitment to arts programming and arts education.

 

Arts Education Promotes Emotional Intelligence

As arts education is pushed further to the margins by the current emphasis on standardized testing, a tool for nurturing children’s social and emotional development is being lost.

 

Exploring New Ideas for Arts Journalism

USC is looking for new approaches to cultural coverage, the best of which will be showcased at the National Summit on Arts Journalism.

 

A Keats Revival?

What is the nature of coincidence?

 

Will Critique Work for Food

As print newspapers listen nervously to the tolling of the bell, the fine arts and cultural journalism they once hosted searches desperately for a new place to chime.

 

A Poverty Antidote Goes Global

Bill Strickland hopes to persuade 200 cities around the world to replicate his arts, education and job-training program.

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