GIA Member CCI and Others Selected for Research Labs Exploring How Arts Intersect with Education, Health, and Business

Out of 44 national applications, four labs were chosen by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to conduct research programs investigating the value and impact of the arts in both arts and non-arts sectors.

Indiana University, Bloomington and Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, in partnership with the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI); George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia; University of California, San Francisco; and Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee were selected as the 2018 NEA Research Labs to advance the understanding of how the arts intersect with other fields such as education, health, and business.

The labs, according to the NEA, investigate the value and impact of the arts in both arts and non-arts sectors via trans-disciplinary teams of researchers grounded in the social and behavioral sciences and based at universities.

The four awards total $599,951. The NEA Research Labs program has focused on yielding empirical insights about the arts for the benefit of arts and non-arts sectors alike.

Read the full announcement here.

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