This issue of The NASAA Advocate from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies is a useful summary of the burgeoning body of American research into the impact of the arts on education, youth at risk, business, tourism, and economic development.
This recent economic impact analysis by Americans for the Arts is derived from detailed arts organization and attendee survey data in 91 cities in 34 US states. Input/output tables are used to estimate the economic impact in each of the 91 communities.
This report, which follows the Australian Major Performing Arts Inquiry of 1999, was commissioned to examine the factors influencing the artistic and financial position of small to medium sized performing arts organizations in Australia.
The National Governors' Association has prepared this summary paper of case studies of state arts education programs for youth, including at-risk and incarcerated youth.