A nationwide study indicates that peer networks and mission identity are key.
Title: Characteristics of Civically Engaged Nonprofit Arts Organizations: The Results of a National Survey Author(s): Mirae Kim Publisher: Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly Year: 2016 URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0899764016646473 Topics: Non-profit management, arts organizations, civic engagement, arts management Methods: Survey, Structured interviews, correlation analysis What it says: The study uses data from a U.S. survey, structured interviewsRead More
An Arts Council report links cultural activities and reading for pleasure with children’s cognitive growth and wellbeing.
This study’s longitudinal design shows how incremental arts benefits add up over time in the lives of Irish children.
Does organizational form matter? How does it affect the actions of decisions made by organizations?
The following notes accompany our feature article Everything We Know About Whether and How the Arts Improves Lives, published on December 19, 2016: Methodology for Rating Evidence We use the following definitions for placement on the graph and for describing benefits in the document. Does the evidence indicate that the benefit exists? Yes: the majorityRead More
The research could still use an upgrade in many areas. But what we know so far should cheer any arts advocate.
The final report of an ambitious three-year research project out of the UK sheds new light on how the arts improve lives.
A review of studies examining the effects of arts participation on social and emotional skills in early childhood (defined as birth to eight years).
This report reviews recent literature on the effects of arts-based therapies for at-risk, juvenile justice-involved, and traumatized youth in the U.S.