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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums,Literacy/Reading

Listen to recorded readings of famed writers such as Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and Gwendolyn Brooks.  Contains nearly 2,000 recordings dating back to the 1940s.  From the Library of Congress


Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account: 1998-2012

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Business/Economics,Statistics

Dataset which provides statistics on the contribution of arts and culture organizations to the nation’s gross domestic product during the period of coverage.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


Public Elementary and Secondary School Arts Education Instructors

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Education,Statistics

Focuses on who teaches arts education in schools and how instructional staff varies by school characteristics and across grade levels, especially the extent to which public elementary schools used arts specialists, and the prevalence of arts instruction facilities in such schools.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Copyright and the Music Marketplace: A Report of the Register of Copyrights

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations,Property Rights

Identifies the shortcomings of the current methods of licensing music in the U.S. and offers an in-depth analysis of the law and industry practices, as well as a series of balanced recommendations to improve the music marketplace.  From the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress


Careers for Music Lovers

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Careers,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Provides an overview of different types of careers for music lovers including occupations that involve music, how to prepare for a music-related career, and career resources.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


The Creative Wealth of Nations: How the Performing Arts Can Advance Development and Human Progress

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Business/Economics,Foreign Assistance,Foreign Trade/Investment,Recreation/Travel

Examines the role that performing arts play in the wealth of nations and offers policy options to promote the performing arts as a promising component of economic and social development.  From the World Bank


A Decade of Arts Engagement: Findings from the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, 2002-2012

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Literacy/Reading,Statistics

Analyzes findings across several modes of arts participation (attending visual and performing arts events, reading literature, creating/performing art, and learning about arts) to show how many American adults (and their backgrounds) have participated in art through the 2002-2012 decade.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


When Going Gets Tough: Barriers and Motivations Affecting Arts Attendance

Categories: Arts/Humanities

Examines demographic and socio-economic characteristics of adults who attended visual and performing arts activities in 2012 and also offers perspectives on attitudes, motivations and barriers concerning arts attendance.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


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