Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2018

The nonprofit arts, unlike most industries, leverage significant amounts of event-related spending by their audiences. Attendance at arts events generates related commerce for hotels, restaurants, parking garages, and more.


Author(s): Rabkin, Nick
Date of Publication: Apr 01, 2017

This report is an inquiry into one utilitarian role: the relationship between the arts and what social scientists generally refer to as civic or community engagement.

Author(s): Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2017

Youth in social circus programs across the US are making big leaps in the skills they need to lead productive lives, according to a recently completed study commissioned by the American Youth Circus Organization (AYCO) and conducted by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. The study found that circus arts has a positive impact on the Social and Emotional Learning outcomes of youth at risk. 

Author(s): Cohen, Randy
Date of Publication: May 01, 2016

This one pager give an overview of key data from the 2015 Local Arts Agency Census about how local arts agencies use the arts to build bridges between cultures anc connect communities regardless of age, race, ethnicity, or economic standing.


Author(s): Johnson Tidwell, Jaclyn
Date of Publication: Apr 01, 2016

This workbook series focuses on one of the many ways arts organizations can work with businesses—arts-based employee engagement. This broad concept can be defined as employee engagement training or a cultural experience, delivered through various arts disciplines (music, visual art, drama etc.).

Author(s): National Endowment for the Arts
Date of Publication: Mar 18, 2016

This infographic published by the National Endowment for the Arts uses statistics national surveys to tell us about our trends and tendencies when we participate in the arts.

Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2016

This report is an in-depth look at the perceptions and attitudes about the arts in the United States. An Americans for the Arts and Ipsos Public Affairs survey of more than 3,000 American adults over the age of 18 in December 2015, provides current insight on topics including support for arts education and government arts funding, personal engagement in the arts, the personal benefits and well-being that come from engaging in the arts, and if/how those benefits extend more broadly to the community.

Date of Publication: Dec 01, 2015

In their The Arts in Early Childhood literature review, the NEA explores the relationship between arts participation and positive social and emotional development in early childhood. We learn that children whose parents sing to them on a consistent basis reportedly have more sophisticated social-emotional skills than children whose parents do not and that toddlers who participate in long-term integrated music programs tend to be more cooperative and independent.

Author(s): Grimes, Madeline
Date of Publication: Nov 01, 2015

The market for symphony orchestras and universities is closely examined by assessing the behavior of Yougstown State Univeristy students and their consumption of the art form. The study investigates factors that may influence Youngstown State University students in their consumption, such as poor marketing of events, alternative forms of entertainment, and high ticket prices.

Author(s): Private Sector Initiatives Department
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2015

Businesses often promote volunteerism as one of the key elements of employee engagement. Arts organizations are looking for ways to increase involvement with skilled volunteers. This tool-kit focuses on how volunteer programs can make employees feel more engaged on the job, learn new skills or improve their existing skills, and increase interaction between junior and senior employees, and how we can bring this information into conversations with corporate partners about designing Business Volunteers for the Arts® programs.