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Research Help by Topic
Arts education research, government agencies, and recommended education databases.
How to find business articles in library databases
Get help using APA, MLA, IEEE, and Chicago styles, and citing data.
Cultural Policy and Cultural Economics
Find policy papers, data and statistics, arts organizations, laws, and economic info for the arts field.
Grant Writing for Arts
Guide for grant-writing in the arts.
International Arts Organizations
How to find information on arts organizations and cultural policies.
Research for a Business Plan
Learn to research competitors and the cost of doing business.
Researching Arts Organizations
Learn about arts organizations by researching comparable organizations, financial info, the local and political environment, and the news.
Find statistics by subject or location. Learn how to evaluate statistics.
Megan's Recommended Resources
This is a general purpose business database, but it does include the Journal of Cultural Economics as well as other publications focused on the arts and nonprofits.
Business Source Complete
Look under the subjects of nonprofit organizations, arts management, capitalism and the arts, government aid to the arts, museums, art and culture, and more.
Access back issues of scholarly journals that include arts management topics.
Music and Performing Arts Online
Articles covering music, dance, and theater. This is a good resource for industry news and commentary. You may find relevant scholarly research as well.
Find music industry news, a database of artists and artists managers, venues, a complete directory of arts organizations and more.
Foundation Directory Online
Contains information about the largest 10,000 public and private grantmakers in the U.S. and links to foundation web sites for finding funding.
National Center for Arts Research
The National Center for Arts Research provides a toolkit of evidence-based insights into the health of arts and cultural organizations in America.
A reference source of information on world-wide affairs, covering political and economic information in over 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.