Author(s): Kalima Rose, Milly Hawk Daniel, and Jeremy Liu
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2017

The community-centered arts and culture movement—made up of social justice artists, arts and culture agencies focused on racial equity, and cultural centers that serve communities of color and low-income communities— leads in securing cultural assets, building greater social cohesion, and feeding economic vibrancy. [Introduction p.4]

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): Malan, Danielle
Date of Publication: Jun 01, 2016

A two-year case study documentign the effectiveness of bilingual arts-integration was conducted in under-served schools in three counties in Oregon. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of bilingual arts integration on learning, and the positive outcomes for the Latino students it was designed to support.     

Author(s): Cleveland, William
Date of Publication: Jun 01, 2016

In this case study, Bill Cleveland offers an engaging in-depth excavation of the genesis, planning, and implementation of Creative CityMaking, a collaboration between the City of Minneapolis and Intermedia Arts aimed at integrating creative thinking, strategies, and processes into the operations of city departments. Detailed stories of the five collaborative projects at the heart of Creative CityMaking along with outcomes and learning from the first phase provide an illuminating and instructive look at how collaboration between artists and municipal government can achieve

Author(s): Lansie Sylvia
Date of Publication: May 10, 2016

This article looks at a public art project's impact on increasing voter awarness and turnout in Philadelphia, PA. Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation through their Knight Cities Challenge grant, Next Stop: Democracy! (NSD) aimed to improve the voting experience and increase civic engagement using public art. Here’s My Chance (HMC), a creative agency that works exclusively with nonprofits and socially responsible businesses, produced the project. Working with the Knight Foundation, Mural Arts, Committee of Seventy and other key nonprofit partners, HMC

Author(s): Cohen, Randy
Date of Publication: May 01, 2016

This one pager give an overview of key data from the 2015 Local Arts Agency Census about how local arts agencies use the arts to build bridges between cultures anc connect communities regardless of age, race, ethnicity, or economic standing.


Author(s): Marty Pottenger & Jess Solomon
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2016

Part of the Americans for the Arts Artists & Communities conversation series that pairs veteran community arts leaders with emerging community arts leaders to share their visions for, experiences with, and challenges to making healthy, equitable, vibrant communities through arts and culture. As community-based work receives more recognition, and intersections and collaborations become stronger, these conversations illuminate just how artists and community arts leaders can work to sustain and maintain healthy communities through their practice.

Author(s): David R. Hekman, Stefanie Johnson, Maw Der Foo, and Wei Yang
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2016

This report  reviews how their findings extend and enrich the vast literatures on the glass ceiling, tokenism, and workplace discrimination.

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): Smiland, Bob
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2016

Situated at the crossroads of LA’s Skid Row and the burgeoning downtown Arts District, Inner-City Arts is well-positioned to produce greater educational equity for our students and opportunities for them to participate in the region’s growing creative economy. This study looks at the data showing how our work has an impact on the students in Los Angeles.