Author(s): Gadwa, Anne; Markusen, Ann
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2010

This white paper from the National Endowment for the Arts summarizes two decades of creative American placemaking, drawing on original economic research and case studies of pathbreaking initiatives in large and small cities, metropolitan to rural, as well as published accounts. The case studies stretch from Providence, Rhode Island, to Los Angeles, California, and from Arnaudville, Louisiana, and Fond du Lac, Minnesota, to Seattle, Washington.

Author(s): Francesca Rosenberg, Amir Parsa, Laurel Humble, and Carrie McGee
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2009

This report describes the findings of a study designed to evaluate the efficacy of the Meet Me at MoMA program for people in the early stage of dementia and their family caregivers. This groundbreaking study provides the first formal evaluation that demonstrates, with both quantitative and qualitative evidence, the many benefits of making art accessible to people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. It also points out the elements of the program that have the greatest positive impact and those components that might be modified to further enhance its effects. This evaluation

Author(s): Colorado Council on the Arts with help from the National Research Center
Date of Publication: Oct 01, 2008

This report about YouthReach's 2008 programming shares student completed surveys evaluating the effectiveness and success of YouthReach programs. We find namely, that the majority of students who participated have better feelings towards themselves, find themselves caring more about others, and feel more capable of making friends after completing one semester of the program.

Author(s): Webb, Duncan M.
Date of Publication: Nov 01, 2007

While nobody truly knows what to expect 25 years from now, the convening indicated that cultural facility leaders in 2032 will require greater community-building skills, new leadership styles, and the ability to build different physical spaces.

Author(s): Government Accountability Office
Date of Publication: Nov 30, 2006

Issued by the United State Government Accountability Office this report outlines details of the Smithsonian Institution's contract with Showtime networks.

Author(s): Ann Markusen, Sam Gilmore, Amanda Johnson, Titus Levi, Andrea Martinez
Date of Publication: Sep 30, 2006

Released November 2006, this study finds that many artists' work spans two or more sectors, that artists would increase such crossover if money were not an issue, and that each sector provides special artistic development opportunities.

Author(s): The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Date of Publication: Sep 30, 2006

An analysis of the Philadelphia cultural sector generated by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance published by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the William Penn Foundation. The report reviews data from 218 organizations and finds that the art and cultural sector provides 14,000 jobs and more than 12 million visits to the area annually. Findings also indicate that the portion of the cultural sector with the greatest need for financial investment are smaller and emerging organizations.

Author(s): The National Endowment for the Arts
Date of Publication: Sep 30, 2006

The Arts and Civic Engagement demonstrates with statistically reliable data that arts participation overwhelmingly correlates with positive individual and civic behaviors. Put simply, Americans who read books, visit museums, attend theater, and engage in other arts are more active in community life than those who do not.

Author(s): Carole Rosenstein
Date of Publication: Mar 05, 2006

Overview of nonprofit cultural heritage organizations in the and a snapshot of their structure, finances and programs.

Author(s): UNESCO
Date of Publication: Nov 01, 2005

Towards Knowledge Societies focuses in particular on the foundations on which knowledge societies that will optimize sustainable human development are constructed.