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.
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.
A review of the literature on the health benefits of active arts participation among older adults ages 60 and older in good general health.
Our latest investigation examines the wellbeing benefits that have been claimed for arts participation, and the evidence supporting those claims.
A study from Vanderbilt’s Curb Center makes a case for the benefits of active arts participation.
“The Cultural Lives of Californians” is an attempt to model a different approach to cultural participation surveys.
A new survey of Golden State residents has a few things to teach us about arts participation and how we measure it.
Since our last update, we’ve made additional progress investigating the connection between arts participation and economic disadvantage. We’ve reviewed two new sources and also done “deeper dives” on one of the publications that were a part of our original investigation. This brings our total bibliography on the topic to 35 sources thus far. Here are the updates:Read More