Three reports explore the effects of music on quality of life.
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.
Connecting arts goals to a foundation’s larger vision can make support for the arts more targeted and impactful.
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.
In fact, the best evidence we have of the arts’ impact is that they make older adults feel better.
When visions of a better future diverge, how do we choose a path forward?