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|Title||How the Arts Impact Communities: An introduction to the literature on arts impact studies|
Guetzkow, J. (2002). How the Arts Impact Communities: An introduction to the literature on arts impact studies. Working Paper Series 20. Princeton: Centre for Arts and Culture Policy Studies, Princeton University.
|Keywords||Arts impact communities; mechanisms of art impact
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|Abstract||The author lay out some of the issues that need to be addressed when thinking about and studying how the arts impact communities, in addition to providing an introduction to the literature on arts impact studies. He begin discussing the mechanisms through which the arts are said to have an impact. Following this is a discussion of key theoretical and methodological issues involved in studying the impact of the arts. He conclude by suggesting areas for further research and reflecting on the limitations of past research.
|Metodology||Documentary analysis of the literature on the social impact of the arts
|Findings||Analysis of the types of impact of the arts in the individual and community. He claims that the impact of the arts builds social capital, improves the economy, and is good for individuals. It also provides definitions of arts, impact, and community. And it mentions the problems in measuring the impact of the arts due to the lack of an appropriate comparison, which generates negative externalities and that there is a lack of adequate data.