Arts Research Monitor articles, category = Social benefits of the arts

Any report that recommends to keep a community "weird" is at least worth a glance. This report on economic development in Austin, Texas – the self-proclaimed "Live Music Capital of the World" –embraces culture as an economic engine.
The body of the report is an examination of local cultural development issues in communities across NYC. The report also updates employment and economic impact figures for New York that were last prepared in 1992.
This report summarizes survey research conducted in the fall of 1998 into the community connections of arts attendees and participants in five American communities