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National Endowment for the Arts forms federal task force on arts research

The National Endowment for the Arts, known for its grants to arts organizations and its prizes to individual artists, also has a robust research department.

Now it is bringing that aspect of its work forward, investigating how the arts affect different aspects of American life. The NEA announced Wednesday it will lead a new task force of federal departments to examine and encourage research on the impact of the arts at all stages of life. (FULL ARTICLE: Jacqueline Trescott, The Washington Post)