Introducing Arts Research Quarterly


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The National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture (NADAC) is excited to introduce Arts Research Quarterly. Produced in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Arts Research Quarterly samples recent research publications on the arts ecosystem and on the arts' value and impact for individuals and communities. The literature is based on secondary analysis of arts datasets, whether they are housed at NADAC or elsewhere.

Our first issue spotlights articles and reports on crowdfunding in the arts sector, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts and creative industries, motivations and barriers affecting arts engagement, and other topics.

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. It 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). Thanks to the support from the NEA, users can obtain data from NADAC completely free of charge.




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Apr 2, 2021

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