Arts Research Quarterly, Issue 4: Just Released

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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.

ARQ’s fourth issue features “The Network Effect of Arts Incubators: A Geospatial Perspective,” by Stan Renard and Gianluca Zanella, and “Nonprofit Trends and Impacts 2021: National Findings on Donation Trends from 2015 through 2020, Diversity and Representation, and First-Year Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic” by Faulk et al.

Other topics include an economic study evaluating efficiency in the dance sector, a ground-up investigation of YouTube data providing empirical evidence of cultural boundaries in digital platforms, and a study examining how millennials in 2019 and members of Generation X in 2003 spent their time on an average day.

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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Feb 3, 2022

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