In fact, the best evidence we have of the arts’ impact is that they make older adults feel better.
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Cultural equity wraps up, a second look at wellbeing, and getting serious about research synthesis.
Our investigations of the history of the arts ecosystem and the labor market for artists and creative entrepreneurs have moved to the article-writing phase.
Our research on the history of the arts ecosystem continues with our investigation of the expanding definition of the arts and the recent history of support and recognition for artists of color. We have decided to focus this research on the period covering 1980-today, with an emphasis on trends related to equity and multiculturalismRead More
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The story of how the nonprofit arts sector got started offers would-be changemakers some clues.