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Research shows residents are 50% more engaged in a community if they are part of cultural activities.
Two-thids of older adults who frequently dance or play a musical instrument are less likely to develop dimentia.
Williams, Deidre. 1995. Creating social capital : a study of the long-term benefits from community based arts funding. Adelaide, S. Aust.: Community Arts Network of South Australia.
Verghese, J. et al. (2003), Leisure Activities and the Risk of Dementia in the Elderly. New England Journal of Medicine. Retrieved 18 May 2018 from https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa022252.
Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts promotes and advocates for full inclusion of artists of color and performers with disabilities at all levels of production in film, theater, television, and related media.
Alternate ROOTS is committed to social and economic justice and protection of the natural world. It supports artists who have a commitment to their communities and those whose cultural work strives for social justice.
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.