Humanities and the Arts

The arts—from visual arts and literature to performing arts such as music, drama, and dance—provide benefits that extend beyond individual enjoyment and personal enrichment, to include exposure to new perspectives, sharpened learning skills among young people, expanded capacity for empathy, and stronger social bonds in communities. RAND studies have shown that the many benefits of arts education and involvement can be sustained and enhanced by strengthening public appreciation of humanities and the arts.

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    Reframing the Debate About the Benefits of the Arts

    The key to spreading the benefits of the arts is to engage greater numbers of Americans. To that end, attention and resources must be balanced between building the supply of the arts and cultivating demand for them.

    Jan 1, 2004

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    From Celluloid to Cyberspace: The Media Arts and the Changing Arts World

    Examines the organizational features of the media arts, placing them in the context of the broader arts environment and identifying the major challenges they face.

    Jan 1, 2002

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    Dissertation

    Treasures in the Basement? An Analysis of Collection Utilization in Art Museums

    Surveys indicate that 72 percent of U.S. museum artworks reside in storage facilities. Experts argue that keeping many of these works in storage is not advancing the museums' missions and, additionally, that maintaining artworks in storage is costly....

    Jan 1, 2002

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    A New Framework for Building Participation in the Arts

    This report presents the findings of a RAND study that looks at the process by which individuals become involved in the arts and attempts to identify ways in which arts institutions can most effectively influence this process.

    Jan 1, 2001

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    State of the Performing Arts in America

    What is the state of the performing arts in America at the beginning of the 21st century? What does the future hold for America’s performing arts? This report identifies trends affecting audiences, artists, arts organizations, and financing for each of the performing arts, including opera, theater, dance, and music.

    Jan 1, 2001

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    The Performing Arts: Trends and Their Implications

    Media coverage of the performing arts in America paints a contradictory picture. The authors conclude that the structure of the performing arts system is undergoing a fundamental shift.

    Jan 1, 2001

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    Dissertation

    Arts, Markets, and Governments: A Study in Cultural Policy Analysis

    Many arts firms are experiencing increasing costs relative to their revenues. This dissertation argues that demand management, if properly defined and pursued, represents at least a partial solution to this problem.

    Jan 1, 1998

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    The Use of Subsidies in the Production of Cultural Services.

    The possible roles of subsidies provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the implications for the way in which subsidies are given out are discussed. Although a professed goal of the NEA is to make cultural activities available to more pe...

    Jan 1, 1976

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    Performing Arts Centers and Economic Aspects of the Performing Arts: A Selective Bibliography

    A listing of about 215 books and magazine articles on the "live" performing arts, excluding cinema and music halls, but including theater, opera, ballet, and concerts. Community and campus theater is included.

    Jan 1, 1969

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    Value-Considerations in Public Policy Issues of the Year 2000.

    The list of "Values and Rights" of the Commission on the Year 2000 of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is used as a basis for an attempt to isolate and analyze those probable and possible changes in values that policymakers of the future mus...

    Jan 1, 1967

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    The History and Development of the Electronic Computer Project at the Institute for Advanced Study

    An indication of some of the early history of the electronic digital art, and a discussion of the digital computer work at Princeton.

    Jan 1, 1953

  • People

    People

    Catherine H. Augustine

    Director, Pittsburgh Office; Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. and M.A. in education and organizational behavior, University of Michigan; B.A. in political philosophy, Michigan State University

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    People

    James V. Marrone

    Economist
    Education PhD in economics, University of Chicago; MSc in economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra; BS in mathematics, University of Chicago; BA in physics, University of Chicago

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    People

    Susan A. Resetar

    Senior Operations Researcher
    Education A.B. in mathematics and economics, Cornell University; M. Eng. in operations research, University of California Berkeley

  • People

    People

    Todd A. Richmond

    Director, Pardee RAND Tech + Narrative Lab; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Adjunct Research Staff
    Education Ph.D. in chemistry, Caltech; B.A. in chemistry, University of San Diego

  • People

    People

    Melissa Rowe

    Vice President, Global Research Talent; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in clinical psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

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