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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Author: Erica Gabrielle Foldy and Tamara R. Buckley

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Media Type: Book

The Color Bind provides a useful lens for policy makers, researchers and practitioners pursuing in a wide variety of goals, from addressing racial disparities in health and education to creating diverse and inclusive organizations to providing…

Categories: Professional Development, Organizational Planning, Leadership, Cultural Diversity, Civic Dialogue and Social Change, Access and Equity

Author: O'Keeffee, Kimberly

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Media Type: Report

This paper provides an overview of the current state of the crowdfunding field as it relates to public art, looks at the benefits and drawbacks of online fundrasing, and highlights techniquest for makerting your campaign and engaging stakeholders.…

Categories: Public Art, Local Arts Agencies, Fundraising

Author: Americans for the Arts

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Media Type: Report

In 1994, Americans for the Arts (then known as the National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies), released the first of what would become the annual Arts & Economic Prosperity (AEP) reports. The first report, Arts in the Local Economy, demonstrated…

Categories: Economic Impact

Author: Lord, Clayton

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Media Type: Report

A report on the first two years of progress following the 2016 adoption of the Americans for the Arts Statement on Cultural Equity by that organization, with accompanying data and analysis. Also includes recommendations for future work.

Categories: Professional Development, Organizational Planning, Local Arts Agencies, Leadership, Evaluation, Cultural Diversity, Community Development, Civic Dialogue and Social Change, Accessibility, Access and Equity

Author: Lord, Clayton

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Media Type: Report

This report reviews results from the 2018 Local Arts Agency Profile Equitable Investment module, which was completed by 537 local arts agencies (LAAs) across the United States. It focuses on how, when, and where LAAs currently consider equity in the…

Categories: United Arts Funds, Professional Development, Local Arts Agencies, Leadership, Fundraising, Funding, Financial Management, Evaluation, Cultural Diversity, Civic Dialogue and Social Change, Access and Equity

Author: Lord, Clayton

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Media Type: Report

In partnership with a field-based advisory group, Americans for the Arts proposes four goals that, if achieved, would support meaningful, measurable progress toward the fair and equitable distribution of all types of LAA investments, as well as…

Categories: United Arts Funds, Organizational Planning, Local Arts Agencies, Grantmaking, Fundraising, Funding, Financial Management, Community Development, Access and Equity

Author: National Coalition for Core Arts Standards

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Media Type: Report

The third report of the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards detailing the status of arts education standards across the states since the 2014 publication of the National Core Arts Standards.   

Categories: Arts Education, Advocacy

Author: David N. Schmitz

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Media Type: Dissertation

This research paper provides an overview of how U.S foundations and nonprofit organizations that provide direct support for individual artists have developed practices and strategies that radically depart from the principles of traditional…

Categories: Grantmaking, Funding

Author: Cohen, Randy

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Media Type: Infographic

The arts are fundamental to our humanity. They ennoble and inspire us—fostering creativity, goodness, and beauty. The arts bring us joy, help us express our values, and build bridges between cultures. The arts are also a fundamental component of a…

Categories: Tourism, Economic Impact, Cultural Planning, Creative Workforce, Creative Industries, Creative Economies, Community Development, Arts Education, Arts and Military, Arts Action Fund, Advocacy