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Creative Industry Resources and Research



 

Better Together: Public and Private Funding for the Arts Better Together: Public and Private Funding for the Arts
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
A persistently problematic myth is that private-sector support could take the place of federal funding for the arts. To debunk this argument, NASAA collaborated with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to release Better Together: Public and Private Funding for the Arts. This fact based piece equips policymakers, philanthropists and advocates alike to make a case for public investments in the arts. This is just one of our strategies to deflate false narratives about public arts funding.

 

Stand for the Arts PSA series
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and Ovation TV
NASAA is partnering with Ovation TV on its Stand for the Arts PSA series. Based on research and messaging guidance from NASAA, Small Investment, Big Returns highlights the leveraging power of public arts funding. It's a good model of how to make this crucial point in less than 20 seconds. The PSA is airing on Ovation TV (a channel available to more than 19 million U.S. households) as well as on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc4So41BkbnLT9KE2PSSPnKvpUhQeJEil

 

 

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies Why Should Government Support the Arts
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Designed for public arts leaders and advocates, Why Should Government Support the Arts? provides answers and describes why the arts are an essential public investment. This document invites conversation and reflection about the value of the arts to American communities. It also provides resource material and research citations to support a case for the arts.

 

 

Fine Arts Fund The Arts Ripple Effect: A Research-Based Strategy to Build Shared Responsibility for the Arts
Topos Partnership for the Fine Arts Fund, Cincinnati
In late 2008, leaders of ArtsWave in Cincinnati embarked on a year-long research initiative designed to develop an inclusive community dialogue leading to broadly shared public responsibility for arts and culture in the region. Download (22 pages)

 

 

 

 

Americans for the ArtsGeneral advocacy information
Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. From offices in Washington, D.C., and New York City, it serves more than 150,000 organizational and individual members and stakeholders.

 

 

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
NASAA's brand-new website puts case making front and center. We've retooled the advocacy resources to make them more inviting and accessible.

 


 

Arts Education

Reinvesting in the ArtsReinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools
The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities
This report is the result of an in-depth review over the last 18 months of the current challenges and opportunities facing arts education. The results from this process of firsthand observation and research showed the effect of arts education on student academic achievement and creativity, including improving test scores and fostering students’ competiveness in the workforce by investing in arts education strategies, even in the toughest neighborhoods. Download (88 pages)

 

 

 

Fact Sheet on Music Education ResearchFact Sheet on Music Education Research
VH1 Save The Music Foundation
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in America's public schools and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education. To date, the foundation has provided more than $47 million in new musical instruments to 1,750 public schools in more than 100 cities around the country, impacting the lives of over 1.6 million children.

 

 


 

Creative Industry

New Engines of Growth: Five Roles for Arts, Culture and Design New Engines of Growth: Five Roles for Arts, Culture, and Design
National Governors Association
With concerns over job creation and business growth holding a prominent position on policy agendas today, governors are increasingly finding innovative ways to support economic growth, according to this report. Kentucky is cited on several occasions for arts marketing programs and the arts and cultural districts initiative developed by the Kentucky Arts Council. Download (52 pages)

 

 

 

 

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies State Cultural Districts Policy Brief
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
A policy brief that outlines the challenges and success factors of state-level cultural district programs. The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies maintains an ongoing commitment to providing practical tools, timely information and strategic technical assistance to cultural leaders at the state and regional levels. The resources included here are designed to help state arts agencies make informed policy decisions about the creative economy in their state. Download (15 pages)

 

Americans for the Arts Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. From offices in Washington, D.C., and New York City, it serves more than 150,000 organizational and individual members and stakeholders.

 

Arts & Economic Prosperity III
Arts & Economic Prosperity III: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their Audiences

Americans for the Arts
This report documents the key role played by the nonprofit arts and culture industry in strengthening our nation’s economy. This study demonstrates that the nonprofit arts and culture industry is an economic driver in communities—a growth industry that supports jobs, generates government revenue and serves as the cornerstone of tourism.

National Report with Data Tables and Survey Instruments Download (300 pages)

 

 

Creative Industries report New Engines of Growth: Five Roles for Arts, Culture, and Design
National Governors Association
With concerns over job creation and business growth holding a prominent position on policy agendas today, governors are increasingly finding innovative ways to support economic growth, according to this report. Kentucky is cited on several occasions for arts marketing programs and the arts and cultural districts initiative developed by the Kentucky Arts Council.

 

 


 

Cultural Tourism

National Endowment for the Arts Live From Your Neighborhood: A National Study of Outdoor Arts Festivals,
Vol. 1: Summary Report

National Endowment for the Arts
This report combines key results from two investigative efforts—an online, national survey of outdoor arts festivals and seven case studies—to examine the range and variety of arts festivals in the U.S., the artists they employ, the communities they serve, and the roles they play in our cities, towns, and neighborhoods. The survey collected, for the first time, comprehensive data on a large cross-section of U.S. arts festivals, including information about audiences, arts programming, budgets and operating structure.

Live From Your Neighborhood: A National Study of Outdoor Arts Festivals,
Vol. 2: Seven Case Studies

National Endowment for the Arts
This report is based on seven case studies that complement data from the national survey of outdoor arts festivals.

 

Americans for the Arts Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. From offices in Washington, D.C., and New York City, it serves more than 150,000 organizational and individual members and stakeholders.

Statistics: Spending by Arts Audiences
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Culture and Communities
Americans for the Arts established the Institute for Community Development and the Arts to provide a research-based understanding of how the arts are being used to address social, educational and economic development issues in communities across the country. Areas of research and publication have included at-risk youth, artist training, economic development, arts and civic dialogue, public housing, cultural tourism, and program planning and evaluation.

 

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