Author(s): Dalton, Aaron
Date of Publication: Sep 01, 2015

Arts partnerships frequently offer companies effective and cost-efficient methods of achieving critical business goals. Americans for the Arts is producing a series of eight essays that will explore and illustrate the different types of benefits that arts partnerships can bring to your company. This particular essay makes the case that the arts help to stimulate employees and encourage the critical thinking needed to advance business goals.

Author(s): Restrepo, Felipe Buitrago
Date of Publication: Jun 02, 2015

Excerpted from Arts & America: Arts, Culture, and the Future of America’s Communities. This essay looks at changes in the American economy and the workforce and the role the arts may play in positively impacting those changes over the next 10–15 years and beyond. The

Author(s): Dr. Osborne, T.L.
Date of Publication: Feb 01, 2015

"Why Am I Writing This Book? There are many aspects of Hip Hop culture that exceeds beyond just the beat, a dance, or a catchy hook. The Hip Hop Lectures (Volume 1) & The Hip Hop Lectures (Volume 2) are books that were created to make a connection between the past and the present, as it relates to Hip Hop culture. Hip Hop culture has been able to accomplish so much in such a very short period of time, most of which includes the bridging of generational and racial gaps locally and internationally. The hope; however, is that the culture continues to grow and evolve to a point where

Author(s): Hech, Ben; Walker, Darren; de Souza Briggs, Xavier; Waits, Mary Jo; Lee, Edwin M.; DeCaigny, Tom; Hoi, Samuel; Markusen, Ann; Gadwa Nicodemus, Anne; Sheppard, Stephen; Morley, Elaine; Winkler,Mary K.;Hattem,Gary;Chu, Jane ;Schupbach, Jason;Rapson, Rip
Date of Publication: Dec 01, 2014

Artists and cultural institutions have an important role to play in neighborhood social and economic vitality. As community developers consider how best to reimagine space they can and should look to the arts to help create place. This work, otherwise known as “creative placemaking,” is beginning to take shape across the country. The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is pleased to dedicate Volume 10, Issue 2 of the Community Development Investment Review to this emerging work.

Author(s): Kern, Paul V., Wasshausen, David B., and Zemanek, Steven L.
Date of Publication: Jul 01, 2014

The ACPSA, a partnership between the NEA and the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis, is the first federal effort to provide an in-depth analysis of the arts and cultural sector's contributions to current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP), a measure of the final dollar value of all goods and services produced in the United States.

Author(s): Public Art Network Advisory Council
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2014

A briefing outlinig why public art is important to communities and some the challenges facing the field.

Author(s): Harris, Christine, M.Sc; Collins, Margaret, M.A.; and Dennis Cheek, Ph.d
Date of Publication: Aug 01, 2013

This research project was designed to profile and analyze how the creative economy is currently being defined,  segmented and quantified throughout the United States of America. We assessed what we can learn from  aggregating creative economy profiles, and whether there is the possibility of producing a ‘core’ national profile definition and accompanying data descriptors [Executive Summmary]

Author(s): Dan Rosenfeld
Date of Publication: May 28, 2012

Public art in transit-oriented developments presents a valuable marketing opportunity, both for public agencies and private developers. Dollar for dollar, investments in public art may provide the highest financial returns of any funds committed to an aspect of a transit project. The intangible benefits of public art—aesthetic beauty, cultural interpretation, education, inspiration, and general improvement of the urban environment—are well-known. But because these are considered "soft" benefits, they are sometimes dismissed as a low priority, especially during

Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2012

This one pager features data from Americans for the Arts 2012 Arts & Economic Prosperity IV report providing key figures of the overall economic impact the arts industry provides.

Author(s): Geltman, Nancy
Date of Publication: May 01, 2010

The National Governors Association's 2012 Center for Best Practices publication, New Engines of Growth: Five Roles for Arts, Culture, and Design reports on the role of the arts in economic strategy on the state level.