Arts Research Quarterly, Issue 3

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The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture are excited to share the new issue of Arts Research Quarterly.


Studies and reports included in this issue examine whether artists should receive public funding; the relationship between individual subjective well-being and different ways of getting engaged with cultural heritage; the effect movie theater design choices have on revenue gains; how the same social processes that facilitate spread of infectious diseases in a population can drive song popularity; and, what the general public thinks of “creativity,” as just a few examples of highlighted topics.


About 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. Sign up to receive notifications about new issues of Arts Research Quarterly.


About NADAC: 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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Oct 21, 2021

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