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This report was produced through National Endowment for the Arts Cooperative Agreement DCA 2015-14 with the Center
for Cultural Innovation. For the reader's convenience, this publication contains information about outside organizations,
including URLs. Inclusion of such information does not constitute an endorsement by the NEA.
Research Team and Contributors
The Center for Cultural Innovation assembled and coordinated the research team, which included Alexis Frasz, Marcelle
Hinand, Angie Kim, Heather Peeler, Holly Sidford, and Marc Vogl. Marcelle Hinand served as project manager. Holly
Sidford and Alexis Frasz of Helicon Collaborative wrote the report based on the team's research. National Endowment for
the Arts Chairman Jane Chu and staff members Winona Varnon, Laura Scanlan, Jason Schupbach, Laura Callanan, and
Katryna Carter worked with the research team throughout the project and coordinated all aspects of the ten Regional
Roundtables in concert with state arts agency partners. Sunil lyengar, Patricia Moore Shaffer, and Bonnie Nichols offered
editorial support and government statistics about artists.
Support provided by Surdna Foundation and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Bloomberg Philanthropies provided
support for the Experts Convening.
About the National Endowment for the Arts
Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency whose funding
and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their
creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the
philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America's rich and diverse cultural heritage,
and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America.
About the Center for Cultural Innovation
The Center for Cultural Innovation promotes knowledge sharing, networking, and financial independence for individual
artists and creative entrepreneurs. CCI provides business training and grants; incubates innovative projects that create
new knowledge, tools, and practices; and partners with investors, researchers, policymakers, and others to generate
innovative solutions to the challenges facing artists.
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