Arts Link's mission is to provide insight and expertise on the latest trends, resources, tools, and ideas in the field of local arts agencies and arts professionals. Written by Americans for the Arts staff and guest contributors, Arts Link brings together arts advocacy news, member profiles, and highlights of artists and arts organizations from across the country so that our members can continue to create a world where everyone has access to the arts and their transformative power.
Americans for the Arts took stewardship of the Center for Arts and Culture's many publications when it closed its doors in December 2005. They are maintained on our website to allow continued access to the outstanding work of the Center. For more than a decade, the Center helped improve the research infrastructure, fostered and broadened public debate about cultural policy, and provided timely information and news - these documents continue to be historic landmarks in the work of art policy in the United States.
All of the Center for Arts and Culture's publications are housed in our National Arts Administration and Policy Publications Database. You can visit the database and select to search for them by publisher, or browse the selected list of publications below. See below for a list of its most popular documents.
Americans for the Arts publishes several e-newsletters on varying topics. Please visit our E-Newsletters page to see a full list with descriptions of what is available and sign up for those that most meet your needs.
The Monograph series featured in-depth issue papers on topics of the greatest interest to our members and arts professionals at the time of publication. They often still serve as excellent resources for best practices and historic references for today's issues. Monographs were produced from 1993-2010.
While Americans for the Arts is known for its many research publications like the Arts and Economic Prosperity report and Creative Industries, we also create one-page fact sheets on a variety of topics to give you the data you need to help make the case for the arts. Visit our research reports page for quick links to some of our most current research reports and fact sheets.
Visit our Legislation and Policy section to access Americans for the Arts and industry wide publications in the National Arts Administration and Policy Publications Database, which brings together reports, papers, publications and other printed materials on a multitude of topics related to arts administration and arts policy. The database contains nearly 8,000 resources—providing arts policy researchers, advocates, and administrators with comprehensive information on arts administration, policy, and practice. You can easily access all Americans for the Arts publication through the database as well as resources from a wide array of publishers.