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The Validating Arts & Livability Indicators (VALI) Study : Results and Recommendations

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Publication:
Washington, D.C. : National Endowment for the Arts, 2014
109p.

Commissioned from the Urban Institute, this report describes the methodology and findings of a study to validate the NEA’s proposed Arts & Livability Indicators. These metrics use national, publicly accessible data to track outcomes of interest to communities engaged in creative placemaking activities. The report includes a draft “user’s guide” to the indicators and their appropriate use.

Subjects:
Arts--United States

Valuing the Art of Industrial Design : Research Division Report no. 56

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Authors:
Nichols, Bonnie
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : National Endowment for the Arts, 2013
51p.

This report explores industrial design, both as an occupation and as an industry tied to U.S. manufacturing and other sectors. Drawing on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau, the report highlights the number of working industrial designers and their earnings, the industries employing the greatest numbers of designers, and their geographic concentration in western and mid-western states. The report also uses data published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to show the wide variety of products incorporating industrial design, as well as the leading companies awarded design patents. Notably, the report presents an analysis of patent data that reveals industrial designers as prolific inventors.  August 2013

Subjects:
Industrial designers--Salaries, etc.--United States--Statistics
Industrial design--Economic aspects--United States--Statistics

Valuing the art of industrial design : a profile of the sector and its importance to manufacturing

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Authors:
Nichols, Bonnie
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : National Endowment for the Arts, 2013
58p.
Subjects:
Industrial designers--United States
Industrial design--United States

Video art : [exhibition] : Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 17 to February 28, 1975

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Publication:
Washington, D.C. : National Endowment for the Arts, 1975
122p.
Subjects:
Video art

Video preservation : securing the future of the past

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Authors:
Boyle, Deirdre
Contributors:
Media Alliance (N.Y.)
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : National Endowment for the Arts, 1993
104p.
Subjects:
Motion picture film
Video tapes

A vision for renewal : a design workshop for the East Garrison at Fort Ord, Monterey County, CA


Contributors:
Mayors' Institute on City Design. West
National Endowment for the Arts
Publication:
Washington (D.C.) : National Endowment for the Arts and Mayor's Institute on City Design, West, 1996
59 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Subjects:
Public spaces--Designs and plans--Congresses
City planning--California--Ford Ord--Congresses
Military base conversion--California--Ford Ord--Congresses

Visions for renewal : a design workshop for Oklahoma City


Authors:
Grooms, Thomas B.
Contributors:
Benson, Virginia O.
National Endowment for the Arts. Design Program
Publication:
Washington (D.C.) : National Building Museum, 1995
44 p. : many ill. ; 28 cm.

Report of the design workshop team, July 24-25, 1995. “This report was prepared by the Design Program of the National Endowment for the Arts … [and it] was produced under a cooperative agreement between the National Building Museum, Washington D.C., and the Design Program of the National Endowment for the Arts”–Colophon.

Subjects:
Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1995
Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1995--Pictorial works
Bombings--Oklahoma--Oklahoma City--Pictorial works
Terrorism--Oklahoma--Oklahoma City--Pictorial works
City planning--Oklahoma--Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City (Okla.)--History
Urban renewal--Oklahoma--Oklahoma City

Visual Artists in Houston, Minneapolis, Washington, and San Francisco: Earnings and Exhibition Opportunities : Research Division Report no. 18

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Publication:
Washington, D.C. : National Endowment for the Arts, 1984
48p.

Investigates how artists get work selected for exhibition and examines the relationship between exhibition and economic success of artists in America’s smaller art-market cities.

The Visual Arts Program of the National Endowment of the Arts undertook a survey to determine the economic conditions of artists and the processes by which they exhibit works in four cities located outside the major art centers of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago. The selected market areas included Houston, Minneapolis, Washington, and San Francisco. Research indicated that these cities have significant markets for locally produced art, which is mainly sold by galleries and museums. However, artists are dissatisfied with exhibition opportunities, especially with lengthy waiting periods. Among various methods used to locate exhibition opportunities, personal contacts are most used, and service organizations are least utilized. The data indicated major differences between the artists and exhibitors on the perception of fairness in the exhibition selection process. Obtaining studio space is a major problem for artists in all four cities, and both artists and exhibitors advocate public acquisition of buildings which could be rented for studio space. Few artists earn a living solely from art sales. Most hold other jobs or are supported by another person. Median art income for the artists sampled was $718 in 1978. Median production costs were $1,450, approximately twice the median income. Tables and figures are included.

Subjects:
Artists--United States--Economic conditions
Art--United States--Marketing
Art--Marketing

Visual arts fellowships

Visual arts program / crafts

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Publication:
Washington, D.C. : National Endowment for the Arts, 1980
26p.
Subjects:
Federal aid to the arts
Handicraft--United States