Arts Research

June 23, 2022 by Jaime Sharp

The hybrid event, "Are the Arts Essential?", airs tonight at 6pm PT/9pm ET. "[Zeyba] Rahman and other thought leaders will discuss the book and how art has the power to create connections and provide hope. "

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April 11, 2022 by Jaime Sharp

On the book, Are the Arts Essential?: “As Arthurs puts it, in addressing ideas and ‘challenging our systems’ we have been more easily in awe of the arts than activated by them. To begin with, I am greatly in favor of the ‘we,’ for this convergence of intelligent minds and pens speaks for all of us, wherever we are meeting it,” explains The Brooklyn Rail contributor Mary Ann Caws. “I shall borrow the words of Catharine R. Stimpson about our need for ‘cultural interpreters who can tell the story of this brilliant pluralism’ and affirm that we have exactly those here.”

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March 14, 2022 by Nadia Elokdah

In a new report, "Studying Early Pandemic Data: Did Giving Sustain the Arts?," SMU DataArts shares analysis on the impact of giving to the arts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Daniel Fonner, associate director for Research writes the pandemic "has turned the arts and culture sector upside down in many ways."

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March 8, 2022 by Nadia Elokdah

A new report from Salzburg Global Seminar, The Creative Power of the Arts: Reimagining Human and Planetary Flourishing looks at creative reforms in the target areas of climate, health, education, and justice. According to the announcement, "As the world confronts the compounded impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis, and structural injustices, societies are bracing for a protracted and complex period of reassessment, reimagination, and restructuring. The culture and arts sector must be at the table and included in decision-making processes as societies seek to eschew a return to 'normal' and instead reimagine more creative pathways towards human and planetary flourishing."

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January 26, 2022 by Nadia Elokdah

In a new report, "Pulse Checking Progress Toward Operationalizing REI: Arts, Culture & Healing," from LivingCities revisits learnings and progress from internal racial equity work over the part five years in response to a 2017 internal learning report, “What Does it Take to Embed a Racial Equity & Inclusion Lens?"

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January 6, 2022 by Nadia Elokdah

In a new report, "Creative Equity National Survey Culture: Race, Myth, Art = Justice," a project of Creative Justice Initiative, was designed in 2018 to address the racist, discriminatory, and unjust policies that continue to victimize disenfranchised communities.

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December 13, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In a new report, "Art Is Work: Policies to Support Creative Workers," the Commission on the Arts addresses "how can we better recognize the value of artists in our national policy in order to enable the essential work they do?"

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October 18, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) released three research studies exploring policies, programs, and funding practices to improve equity and accessibility in state arts agencies' work.

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October 7, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Ted Russell, chair of Grantmakers in the Arts and director of arts strategy and ventures at the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, has been named SMU DataArts' third Nasher Haemisegger Fellow.

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