Keyword: USA

A museum's identity shapes its audiences' behaviour

This research was conducted by Shinwon Noh and Pamela S. Tolbert at Pace University and Cornell University, USA

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This paper examined the effects of a museum’s identity on audience behaviour. The study divided audiences into critics, connoisseurs and casual consumers. It charted the way that different US museums classified …

Personal writing can be healing for people with mental health conditions

This research was conducted by Kristine Lynn Haertl and Adrienne Maiers Ero-Phillips at St. Catherine University and Abbott Northwestern Hospital, USA

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This study set out to explore the healing properties of “personal writing” (i.e. that which does not take place in a formal or structured setting). Specifically, it looked …

Effective community engagement during capital development projects

This research was conducted by Joanna Woronkowicz at Indiana university, USA

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This paper tries to understand what happens when an arts organisation undertakes community engagement efforts to support a capital construction programme. The study used survey data from managers of non-profit arts organisations in the US between 1994 and 2008 …

Styles of intelligence and global leadership in the arts

This research was conducted by Kate Preston Keeney and Yuha Jung at the College of Charleston and the University of Kentucky, USA.

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This paper reports an analysis of job description data for senior-level arts leaders in the US to find evidence of three emerging global leadership competencies: emotional, cultural, and …

Arts education for disadvantaged children improves test scores and behaviour

This research was conducted by Adam Winsler and four others at George Mason University and the University of California Irvine, USA.

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This paper charts the early school years of more than 30,000 children from low income backgrounds at 190 schools in Florida, USA. It concentrates on children aged 11 …

Increased spending on marketing leads to increased revenue

This research was conducted by Hyunjung Lee, Kyoungnam Catherine Ha and Youngseon Kim at the University of Hartford, Pacific Lutheran University, and Central Connecticut State University, USA.

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This paper looked at the relationship between the amount spent by arts organisations in the United States and their levels of revenue. It …

Lowering the cost of attendance does not necessarily increase accessibility for arts events

This research was conducted by Jessica Sherrod Hale and Joanna Woronkowicz at Indiana University, USA

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This paper looked at the effects of arts programming at a large university campus in the United States. In 2016 Indiana University made a big investment in on-campus arts programming, including festivals with performances, film …

Using the arts to help prepare children for school success

This research was conducted by Mary Lou Greene and Shlomo Sawilowsky at Marygrove College and Wayne State University, USA

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This study looked at students, teachers, parents and carers in Detroit who were participants in the Wolf Trap’s ‘Early Learning Through the Arts’ programme. This programme included dedicated activities for …

Music preferences map onto economic and political divides in America

This research was conducted by Charlotta Mellander, Richard Florida, Peter J. Rentfrow and Jeff Potter at Jönköping University, Sweden and three other institutions

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This paper looked at the musical preferences of people living in 95 of the largest urban areas in the US in order to arrive at an area-level …

Music training helps develop fluid intelligence

This research was conducted by Jim Meyer, Pinar Gupse Oguz and Katherine Sledge Moore at Elmhurst College and Arcadia University, USA

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Previous studies have shown that extended and intensive music training can develop all sorts of capabilities in people. This study looked at how music training relates to ‘fluid intelligence …