Author(s): World Travel & Tourism Council
Date of Publication: January 1, 2016

Countries with a more open and sustainable tourism sector tend to be more peaceful. This research from the World Travel & Tourism Council looks for the first time at the empirical links between tourism and peace.

Author(s): Kidd, D., and Castano, E.
Date of Publication: November 1, 2017

This report follows an earlier study that observed an increased ability to understand others’ thoughts and feelings after reading literary fiction. It looks at the prolonged effects of exposure to literary fiction and the resulting effects.

Author(s): Mina Para Matlon; Ingrid Van Haastrecht; and Kaitlyn Wittig Mengüç
Date of Publication: January 1, 2014

This report is a broad collection of research and essays on ethnocultural arts organizations across the United States and Canada. It examines the resources available to these groups and the challenges they face.

Author(s): Foster, Nicole; Grodach, Carl; and Murdoch III, James
Date of Publication: January 25, 2016

Using data from the Cultural Data Project, the authors determine where newly established New York City arts organizations locate in terms of neighborhood racial, income, and industry diversity.

Author(s): Metris Consulting
Date of Publication: April 11, 2018

"We [Metris Consulting]] reflect on a list of questions during the arc of each of each project, from project design to reporting and presenting findings. These questions help us check our assumptions and make our work accessible to and reflective of the people at the center of each project. We make our “check list” and the resources we drew on to craft it, publicly available.' [excerpt from website]

Author(s): Goldbard, Arlene
Date of Publication: May 1, 2018

Art & Well-Being is comprehensive. It includes a framework for understanding a culture of health, one that responds equally to all individual and community needs. Looking at the social determinants of health—such as race, class, and gender—it demonstrates how social justice is the single greatest factor in ensuring well-being. It features three detailed case studies, dozens of project descriptions, and hundreds of links to powerful arts projects, research resources, and detailed accounts for those who want to go even deeper. A section on right relationship covers

Author(s): Chan, Roy
Date of Publication: January 1, 2013

For years, Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School was plagued by low student achievement and high staff turnover. Then, in 2010, with an expanded school schedule made possible with federal funding, Orchard Gardens began a remarkable turnaround. Today, the school is demonstrating how increased learning time, combined with other key turnaround strategies, can dramatically improve the performance of even the nation’s most troubled schools.

Author(s): Chang, Theodora
Date of Publication: January 1, 2012

While there is research on the potential for wraparound services, including health care services, family involvement programs, and expanded food assistance programs to eliminate barriers to student learning, there is little known about the possible connection between wraparound services and teacher efficacy. This report examines specific examples of schools where wraparound services are benefiting teachers in addition to students. 

Author(s): Blank, Martin J.; Jacobson, Reuben; and Melaville, Atelia
Date of Publication: January 1, 2012

This paper demonstrates the effectiveness and importance of community schools to reforming our public school systems in ways that are creative, enduring, and based on measurable results.

Author(s): Bieber, Liz; Miller, Brian; and Cooper, Will
Date of Publication: January 1, 2012

Stories for Change, a report by Partners for Livable Communities funded by MetLife Foundation, offers leadership examples that expand the arts to new audiences. This compendium of nearly 50 best practices showcases the notable strategies that increase access to arts and culture for older adult and immigrant populations.