“What is honored in a country is cultivated there.”
— Plato, Republic, Book VIII
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Our Call to Action
The imperiled legacy of older professional visual artists, the complex challenges facing dancers as they transition out of performance careers, the communities and support structures of jazz musicians, are critical to the arts’ sustainability. Cultural policy, labor relations, and legal issues give us a platform for our data; curriculum development, leadership training and public events link us to the future. Read more »
Who We Serve
Artists, arts institutions, academics, researchers, private funders, policy makers and students all use RCAC research and resources for a variety of purposes. Although the data are distributed to a wide array of constituents, a frequent request for data comes from individual artists. These data show that many artists have similar career paths, goals, and obstacles, particularly in relation to their status in society.
ART CART: SAVING THE LEGACY is an intergenerational arts legacy project that connects aging professional artists with teams of graduate students to undertake the preparation and documentation of their creative work, offering both groups an educational experience that will help shape the future of our cultural legacy. Are you a student, artist, educator, or arts enthusiast? Learn more »