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Researchers To Investigate Art In Society

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The National Endowment for the Arts is awarding grants to researchers for the first time to investigate the impact of the arts on different parts of society.

The first fifteen grants were announced this week totaling $250,000. The awards range from $10,000 to $30,000 each.

The projects explore three different areas: the impact of the arts on economic development, the health of arts organizations, and the links between arts engagement and social outcomes, learning or behavior.

In the Washington area, researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park will study the achievement of adolescents who study the arts, compared with those who don't.

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