Gifts of the muse reframing the debate about the benefits of the arts

During the past decade, arts advocates have relied on an instrumental approach to the benefits of the arts in arguing for support of the arts. This report evaluates these arguments and asserts that a new approach is needed. This new appraoch offers a more comprehensive view of how the arts create pr...

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Main Author: McCarthy, Kevin F.
Format: eBook
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND Research in the Arts 2004, 2004
Online Access:
Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-104)
  • what research tells us
  • and what it does not
  • Instrumental benefits : getting more specific
  • Intrinsic benefits : the missing link
  • The process of arts participation : how it relates to benefits
  • Conclusions and implications