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Reviewing The Official Numbers on Arts Education

April 2, 2012 by Sunil Iyengar, Director, NEA Office of Research and Analysis Pencils by Jacson Querubin thanks to a Creative Commons license Little over a year ago, the National Endowment for the Arts published a research report titled Arts Education in America: What the Declines Mean for Arts Participation [PDF]. As the title suggests, […]

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Taking Note: After-School Activities & the Arts

January 6, 2012 By Sunil Iyengar, NEA Director of Research & Analysis Row of Seats by flickr user trancedmoogle Just before the holidays, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) released a 171-page stocking stuffer, America’s Youth: Transitions to Adulthood. The report compiles and analyzes nationally representative statistics about youth and […]

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Taking Note: The Demographics of Grant Dollars

November 4, 2011 By Sunil Iyengar, NEA Director of Research & Analysis “How Big Is Your World? Riverside, CA Multicultural Youth Festival III Riverside, Ca. April 29, 2007″ by flickr user danorth1 Last week, after my presentation to the National Council on the Arts, newly appointed member Aaron Dworkin raised his hand. What did I […]

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Taking Note: Artist Employment Projections

July 1, 2011 Washington, DC By Sunil Iyengar, NEA Director of Research & Analysis “LA Open House” courtesy of flickr user SNRE (University of Michigan School of Natural Resources)   This summer, the National Endowment for the Arts is piloting its 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA). The SPPA underwent major surgery […]

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