The Arts and Human Development: Framing a National Research Agenda for the Arts, Lifelong Learning, and Individual Well-Being

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White Papers

The National Endowment for the Arts released the exciting new white paper, The Arts and Human Development: Framing a National Research agenda for the Arts, Lifelong Learning, and Individual Well-Being.  The paper, coauthored by the National Center for Creative Aging, is the result of the March 2011 convening by the NEA and U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, which showcased research and practice of arts programming across the lifespan.  The white paper highlights research on arts across the lifespan; challenges and opportunities, including the need for more long-term arts research; and recommendations to the field, such as the establishment of a federal interagency task force to address the gaps and build research infrastructure for the field.  The NEA has since developed an interagency task force of 13 federal agencies and departments to encourage more and better research on how the arts help people reach their full potential at all stages of life.  Find out more about the task force!