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Arts & Quality of Life Research Center Receives NEA Grant

Posted by Linda Fiore

April 17, 2013

The Arts & Quality of Life Research Center, housed within the Boyer College, was awarded an NEA Research Grant ($20,000) to conduct a meta-analysis on the non-therapeutic effects of music on Americans' quality of life. The research will address music's effects on physiological, psychological, social, behavioral, and cognitive domains across the lifespan.

The Arts & Quality of Life Research Center promotes research, training, and innovative programs that demonstrate the unique role of the arts in making a difference in people’s lives. An interdisciplinary group of experts guides the activities of the AQLRC, representing the following disciplines: Medicine, Music Education, Music Therapy, Dance, Visual Arts, Architecture, Film, Occupational Therapy, Public Health, Therapeutic Recreation and Community Outreach.

This is the second round of NEA Research: Arts Works grants, which support research studies using new or existing data sets to measure the value and/or impact of the arts in the United States.  Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced $350,000 in NEA support for 17 new research grants that measure different characteristics and contributions of the arts.

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