Our staff is dedicated to helping arts researchers, advocates, administrators, patrons, and the general public access the most current information on research regarding arts policy and practice. Annually, more than 5,000 of your peers tap into our up-to-date reports, surveys, online databases, and one-on-one technical assistance.
COMING SOON: The 2014 Local Arts Agency Census. In partnership with the NEA, the LAA Census will be the most comprehensive survey of its kind, providing a mile-wide perspective on the field. In order to do that, we need EVERY LAA to participate. Click here to find out more about the Census, and how YOUR community can be counted!
Arts Research Reports
Americans for the Arts has compiled our most popular one-page research papers, including an updated version of 10 Reasons to Support the Arts.
We offer our research expertise and technical assistance on myriad topics related to arts policy and practice. Learn about our Economic Impact Studies, Creative Industries Reports, Web-Based Surveys, and more...
National Arts Policy Database
Search research abstracts, news articles, program profiles, and sample documents related to arts policy.
Essential Arts Research Sources
A comprehensive list of arts research sources. If it has to do with arts research, itís here.
Institute for Community Development and the Arts
The Institute for Community Development and the Arts provides a research-based understanding of how the arts are being used to address social, educational, and economic development issues in communities across the country.