Author(s): Lyz Crane, Jane King and Douglas Stewart
Date of Publication: January 1, 2011

Culture Connects All, a benchmark report by Partners for Livable communities funded by MetLife Foundation, offers new audience-building opportunities for arts and cultural organizations to engage two of America’s fastest growing populations: immigrant and older adult populations.

Author(s): Partners for Livable Communities
Date of Publication: January 1, 2010

Livable Communities for All Ages is a thoughtful brochure that reflects years of expertise and findings, as well as resources and case studies, on how all facets of the community can contribute to a more “older adult –friendly” environment.

Author(s): Partners for Livable Communities
Date of Publication: June 1, 2011

Due to the financial consequences from the Great Recession, many US communities have been unable to make significant progress in preparing to meet the needs of the country’s rapidly aging population. The Maturing of America—Communities Moving Forward for an Aging Population, a follow-up to an extensive survey conducted in 2005, reveals that at best, communities have managed to maintain the status quo for the past six years due to the decline in the overall economy and local government budgets.

Author(s): Lehrer, Adam
Date of Publication: April 2016

"Essentially, Young New Yorkers is a diversion program, albeit one that actually focuses on these kids having their voices heard. Led by a coalition of street artists (artists that can relate to wanting to have their voices heard in a public forum as well as being arrested) and creative types, Young New Yorkers offers an 8-week diversion program where participants learn to express themselves via photography, illustration, and design. The program ends with a Young New Yorkers Finale where the participants present a public art project commenting on a “social issue relevant to them.

Author(s): Western, Bruce; Pettit, Becky
Date of Publication: 2010

"Currently 2.3 million Americans are behind bars, equaling more than 1 in 100 adults. Up from just 500,000 in 1980, this marks more than a 300 percent increase in the United States’ incarcerated population and represents the highest rate of incarceration in the world.

Author(s): Poulin, Jeff M.
Date of Publication: August 2018

An issue brief hosted in the Arts Education Navigator for advocates to gain foundational knowledge, concrete examples, and sample policy asks to become an effective advocate for music education

Author(s): Peck, Emily; Parkinson, Alexander; Cohen, Randy; and Kahn, Graciela
Date of Publication: October 10, 2018

Business Contributions to the Arts: 2018 Edition is the second edition of the annual report published by The Conference Board and Americans for the Arts. Conducted in the summer of 2018, this year’s survey garnered 132 responses from small, midsize, and large US businesses, 123 of which made a philanthropic contribution of some description in 2017 and are therefore included in this report. The survey asked for information based on corporate practices at the time of the survey completion.

Author(s): Erica Gabrielle Foldy and Tamara R. Buckley
Date of Publication: February 1, 2014

The Color Bind provides a useful lens for policy makers, researchers and practitioners pursuing in a wide variety of goals, from addressing racial disparities in health and education to creating diverse and inclusive organizations to providing culturally competent services to clients and customers. By foregrounding open conversations about race and ethnicity, Foldy and Buckley show that institutions can transcend the color bind in order to better acknowledge and reflect the diverse populations they serve.

Author(s): Lord, Clayton
Date of Publication: January 2019

A report on the first two years of progress following the 2016 adoption of the Americans for the Arts Statement on Cultural Equity by that organization, with accompanying data and analysis. Also includes recommendations for future work.

Author(s): Lord, Clayton
Date of Publication: January 2019

This report reviews results from the 2018 Local Arts Agency Profile Equitable Investment module, which was completed by 537 local arts agencies (LAAs) across the United States. It focuses on how, when, and where LAAs currently consider equity in the deployment of their funds, time, space, and staff.