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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.

Researchers have found that artist-created visualizations of complex scientific concepts not only help the general public better understand--the help the scientists themselves understand the meaning of the data and devise next steps.

The arts increase your likelihood of rising to the top of your field. Research has shown that the top scientists in the world, particularly Nobel prize winners, are 2.85 times as likely than average people to have an artistic hobby.

Research shows that students exposed to scientific concepts through artmaking retain it more and for longer--even months later!

A poll conducted by the scientific journal Nature found that 40% of the researchers surveyed have collaborated with artists, and nearly all of them said they would consider doing so in the future again.

Research shows that firms that merge arts and science skills in the workforce had more sales growth than science-only firms.

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Root-Berstein, R. "Arts Foster Scientific Success: Avocations of Nobel, National Academy, Royal Society, and Sigma Xi Members." (2008) Journal of Psychology of Science and Technology, 1(2):51-63. Retrieved 15 May 2018 from….

Siepel J, Camerani R, Pellegrino G, Masucci M. The fusion effect: the economic returns to combining arts and science skills. A report for Nesta. London: Nesta; 2016.


Chicago Center for Arts and Technology (CHICAT)

CHICAT works to elevate the talents, culture, and community through the arts and technology, in the belief that united communities are stronger and have more opportunity and vitality.

Leonardo: The International Society for Arts, Science, and Technology

Fearlessly pioneering since 1968, Leonardo serves as THE community forging a transdisciplinary network to convene, research, collaborate, and disseminate best practices at the nexus of arts, science and technology worldwide.

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