New Data from NADAC: Self-Perceptions of Creativity & Arts Participation

The National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture (NADAC) is pleased to announce the release of data from the national survey: Self-Perceptions of Creativity & Arts Participation. The survey public-use data and documentation files are available for download and online analysis.

The dataset provides a unique opportunity to understand and measure the ways American adults experience and exercise creativity in their daily lives in its many different forms and expressions, examine the relationships between arts participation and other types of creativity, and explore conditions that can impact one’s ability to express creativity.

Initial results from the survey are presented in a working paper by Jennifer Novak-Leonard, formerly of Northwestern University, and Megan Robinson, Vanderbilt University. The paper is one of a series associated with a NEA Research Lab that studied the arts’ relationship to creativity, cognition, and learning.

Other publications related to this study are available on the National Endowment for the Arts website:

About NADAC: The National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture (NADAC) is a repository that facilitates research on arts and culture by acquiring data, particularly those funded by federal agencies and other organizations, and sharing those data with researchers, policymakers, people in the arts and culture field, and the general public. NADAC is one of several topical archives hosted by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the largest social science data archive in the world and part of the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. NADAC is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Because of NEA's support, users obtain data from NADAC at no charge.


Nov 10, 2020

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