(Note: this is the fourth and final of a series of issue briefs on topics Createquity has covered in depth over the past several years. To share via email or social media, please use this link.) In Createquity’s view, a healthy arts ecosystem maximizes the arts’ capacity to improve the lives of human beings inRead More
Notes to “Everything We Know About Whether and How the Arts Improves Lives”
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
Everything We Know About Whether and How the Arts Improve Lives
The research could still use an upgrade in many areas. But what we know so far should cheer any arts advocate.
Capsule Review: The Arts and Early Childhood
A review of studies examining the effects of arts participation on social and emotional skills in early childhood (defined as birth to eight years).
Capsule Review: Arts and At-Risk Youths
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.
Capsule Review: Participatory Arts for Older Adults
A review of the literature on the health benefits of active arts participation among older adults ages 60 and older in good general health.
Research Progress Update
Our latest investigation examines the wellbeing benefits that have been claimed for arts participation, and the evidence supporting those claims.
Does Creating Art Make People Happier?
A study from Vanderbilt’s Curb Center makes a case for the benefits of active arts participation.
Capsule Review: The Cultural Lives of Californians
“The Cultural Lives of Californians” is an attempt to model a different approach to cultural participation surveys.
Learning from “The Cultural Lives of Californians”
A new survey of Golden State residents has a few things to teach us about arts participation and how we measure it.