September 14, 2012 – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will share a new report, How Art Works, at American University on September 20. The report describes the agency's five-year research agenda, framed and informed by a "system map" and measurement model. Andrew Taylor, assistant professor at American University’s Arts Management Program, which is hosting the event, will lead the How Art Works forum. Other speakers will include NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman, NEA Director of Research & Analysis Sunil Iyengar; and Tony Siesfield, lead project consultant and partner, Monitor Institute, whose consultation resulted in the NEA report. Additionally, two panel discussions with leaders from practice, policy, and research will respond to the report, along with audience questions and discussion.
The NEA's new research agenda will use the system map as a conceptual framework for current, ongoing, and planned projects, to see how they relate to each other and to fill in research gaps. NEA research will fall into two broad categories: analyzing evidence of the arts' value and evidence of the arts' impact.
Additional information is available on the NEA website.
[Posted by: Erin Mosley]