The value of arts participation; Arts advocacy
Volume 4 No 1 / April 28, 200528 April 2005
What benefits do the arts have for attendees and participants? What are the best arguments to make in advocating for the arts? Volume 4, no 1 summarizes three reports that examine the potential benefits of the arts for arts participants. The RAND report, Gifts of the Muse, has led to much discussion about the “instrumental” and “intrinsic” effects of the arts as well as the best arguments to use in arts advocacy. Volume 4, no 1 also summarizes a discussion forum based on the RAND report as well as a report from Connecticut that examines the meaning and value of arts participation.