Gifts of the Muse - Reframing the Debate About the Benefits of the Arts

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February 2005, 104 pages
Author(s) :
Kevin F. McCarthy, Elizabeth H. Ondaatje, Laura Zakaras, Arthur Brooks
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This widely heralded study describes intrinsic benefits of the arts – such as opening people to new perspectives – as well as secondary benefits, such as economic development. It concludes that the broader social benefits stem from people’s individual, rewarding encounters with art – and that arts organizations need to find ways to introduce more people to those experiences.