Author(s): Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2017

Youth in social circus programs across the US are making big leaps in the skills they need to lead productive lives, according to a recently completed study commissioned by the American Youth Circus Organization (AYCO) and conducted by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. The study found that circus arts has a positive impact on the Social and Emotional Learning outcomes of youth at risk. 

Author(s): Head, Al
Date of Publication: Feb 01, 2016

This report outlines the state of Alabama's efforts to bolster support and advoacy for Arts Education through the establishment of an Arts Education Leadership Team. The task force also looked at several data points and cultural climate indicators. 

Author(s): San Francisco Arts Commission
Date of Publication: Sep 01, 2015

This document outlines the San Francisco Arts Commission's (SFAC) policies and guidelines around public artworks in relation to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title II. It also provides assistances to artists and staff in adhering to these requirements. 

Author(s): Rollins, Judy
Date of Publication: Jun 02, 2015

Excerpted from Arts & America: Arts, Culture, and the Future of America’s Communities. This essay looks at the role of arts in the healthcare system over the next 10 to 15 years. The

Author(s): Musher, Sharon Ann
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2015

Drawing on close readings of government-funded architecture, murals, plays, writing, and photographs, Democratic Art argues that those engaged in New Deal art were part of an explicitly cultural agenda that sought not just to create art but to democratize and Americanize it as well. By tracing a range of aesthetic visions that flourished during the 1930s, this brand new book outlines the successes, shortcomings, and lessons of the golden age of government funding for the arts.

Author(s): Blume-Kohout, Margaret E.; Leonard, Sara R. and Novak Jennifer L.
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2015

In 2012, the National Endowment for the Arts partnered with the General Social Survey to ask why people attend arts events (specifically music, dance, theater, and visual arts). This new report looks beyond demographics to discover the attitudes, motivations, and barriers for attending the arts at different life stages—the first time the NEA has published a report on this type of data.

Author(s): Beal, Peter
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2015

In this review of their 2014/15 season, Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) shares objectives, strategies, outcomes and future goals for Discover Dance, a public school education program that reaches over 800 1st-8th grade students in and around Seattle.

Author(s): Harlow, Bob
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2014

Bob Harlow, along with the RAND Corporation and The Wallace Foundation discover that in order for Non-Profits to be sustainable and to stay relevant to their publics, they must turn their focuses towards audience building. In this study, we find that in order to grow audiences, organizations must 1. Recognize when change is needed, 2. Identify the target audience that fits their organization, 3. Determine what kinds of barriers need removal, 4. Take out all guesswork and use audience research to clarify approaches, 5. Think through their audience to organizational relationship, 6. Provide

Author(s): Smith, Dalouge
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2014

This Phase One Report: 2010-2014 celebrates the return of music education to the elementary school children of Chula Vista. With CVESD, we have proven that making music a part of every child’s school experience is a sound educational choice that leads to increased levels of achievement.

Author(s): National Endowment for the Arts
Date of Publication: Aug 01, 2010

This comprehensive survey of outdoor arts festivals by the National Endowment for the Arts examines public festivals' demograhics, pricing, and the arts and festival themes represented, allowing us to understand arts festivals' neighborhood impacts and cultural roles.