National Arts Publications Database

The National Arts Publications Database is a bibliographic tool that gives access current and historical information on a multitude of topics related to arts administration and policy. The database contains over 7,000 bibliographic records—providing arts administrators, policy researchers, and advocates with an asset to help them locate information on arts policy and practice and arts administration resources and best practices. Many recent entries to the database may also include the actual publication for download as well. When possible, Americans for the Arts has included the publication for download, but in many cases the database is purely bibliographic by design.

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Field Guide publication cover

Author: NCAPER

Publication Year: 2022

Media Type: Report

The NCAPER Field Guide was created to help demystify federal disaster relief for the arts and culture sector by helping artists and arts organizations see what’s available, understand clearly what isn’t available, and decide if pursuing federal aid…

Categories: Community Development, Creative Industries, Cultural Facilities, Environment and Sustainability, Federal, Local Arts Agencies, Organizational Planning, Public Welfare, Transportation & Infrastructure

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Author: U.S. Conference of Mayors

Publication Year: 2022

Media Type: Report

This report published by the United States Conference of Mayors presents national best practices to drive equitable investment in communities using ARPA funds that emerged from a working group of cities we convened in 2022 to share strategies and…

Categories: Access and Equity, Community Development, Economic Impact, Health Wellness and Healing, Transportation & Infrastructure

Author: New York Foundation for the Arts

Publication Year: 2022

Media Type: Directory

The Immigrant Artist Program at NYFA connects immigrant artists with a wealth of sources for advice, support, professional development, and networking.

Categories: Access and Equity, Artists-Resources for, Immigration

What is Creativity publication cover

Author: Creative Scotland

Publication Year: 2022

Media Type: Report

In 2010 the Scottish Government (Education and Culture), Creative Scotland and Education Scotland - in partnership with the GTCS, SQA, ADES, College Development Network and Skills Development Scotland - began work on an ambitious Creative Learning…

Categories: Arts Education, Community Development, Creative Youth Development, Federal, Local Arts Agencies

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Author: Livability

Publication Year: 2022

Media Type: Journal

While primarily an online magazine, Livability is also a clearinghouse for a lot of information about what makes small-to-midsize cities great places to live, including aggregated reporting, primary research, and discussion forums on a variety of…

Categories: Housing, Transportation & Infrastructure

Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts featuring an image of people at a dance hall mingling.

Author: Edited by Thalia R. Goldstein and Oshin Vartanian

Publication Year: 2022

Media Type: Journal

This paper explores the psychology behind aesthetics, the concept of creativity, and art making and consumption.

Categories: Health Wellness and Healing

White rectangle with colorful painting of a person drinking tea at a table. Text reads "Arts and health"

Author: Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice

Publication Year: 2022

Media Type: Journal

Arts & Health provides a forum for the interdisciplinary field of arts in healthcare. It publishes empirical research, policy analysis, theoretical discourse, systematic reviews, and examples of best practices.

Categories: Health Wellness and Healing

Front cover of "pARTnership Movement Toolkit: How to Partner with Your Chamber of Commerce Part 2- Connecting Community Impact to Arts and Chambers Partnerships" with the text in reds, oranges, and light greens

Author: Stern, Jessica

Publication Year: 2022

Media Type: Report

  In Part 2 of the collection, participants will take the foundational knowledge gained and basic activations from the first series and expand beyond their role as arts leaders into the role of community and economic development partner.…

Categories: Economic Impact, Partnerships, Private Sector

Front cover of featuring Congressional Arts Handbook: 2022 outline of the nations capitol.

Author: Americans for the Arts

Publication Year: 2022

Media Type: Report

The Congressional Arts Handbook is compiled annually to support the work of participants during the National Arts Action Summit, organized by Americans for the Arts with the partnership of dozens of organizations, representing thousands of arts,…

Categories: Advocacy, Civic Dialogue and Social Change, Governance

Author: Refined Undignified

Publication Year: 2021

Media Type: Blog post

This long form essay discusses the history of dance in the church and the theological perspectives of dance. 

Categories: Religion and Spiritual Well-Being