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Companies that foster creativity among their workforce are 3.5 times more likely to outperform their peers on key indicators of success.

The arts provide meaning in our lives. In a 2016 public opinion poll, 73% of Americans said that the arts provided meaning in their lives and were a positive experience in a troubled world.

Creativity makes businesses better. Companies that foster creativity are 3.5 times more likely to outperform their peers in terms of revenue growth.

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Felt Here Workshop

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Felt Here Workshop is part of the Overburden/Overlook project. It is a pop-up art making space where storytelling, healing, and repairing is led by women. People make taconite pellets by hand with wool dyed with earth from the Iron Range. The

Monument Quilt

Standing Rock Indian Reservation, North Dakota

Monument Quilt is a project by artists Graci Horne and Rebecca Nagle that addresses sexual Violence against Native American women. Both artists also led a healing tent in Standing Rock North Dakota where the quilt was worked on.

CAST is a cross-school initiative that is a catalyst for artist residencies and collaborative projects involving art, science, and technology, including performing and visual arts programs, research projects for artists working with science and

History Responds

New York, New York

We are collecting materials related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its sudden disruption of lives around the world. Our focus is on New York and the surrounding region and our goal is to document all aspects of these crises. 


Austin, Texas

Austin Arts Fair is a celebratory event that invites the local public and visitors from the Central Texas area and beyond to experience Austin’s local arts and music scene in a truly memorable way.


American Folklife Center

The American Folklife Center preserves and presents American folklife through research, documentation, archival preservation, reference service, live performance, exhibitions, publications, and training.

Center for Arts, Business, and Culture

The studies carried out at Center for Arts, Business & Culture (ABC) focus on aesthetic and cultural analyses of economic activities. Examples include how experiences, emotions, stories, and symbols are used to create economic value; economic analysis of aesthetic activities; and how creative and cultural entrepreneurs build economic value from their artistic practices.


Center for Cultural Innovation

The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) was founded in 2001 as a California 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Its mission is to support individuals in the arts—artists, culture bearers, and creative entrepreneurs—to realize greater self determination so as to unfetter their productivity, free expression, and social impact, which contributes to shaping our collective national identity in ways that reflect the diversity of society.

The Arts & Social Impact Explorer was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

This fact sheet was developed as part
of the Arts + Social Impact Explorer