The Research Center for Arts and Culture
at the National Center for Creative Aging
For over 20 years, The Research Center for Arts and Culture (RCAC) has provided data and information in service of artists and the arts.
The Center's studies examine the situation of the living artist in America, shedding light on such issues as the complex challenges facing dancers as they transition out of their performance careers, the communities and support structures that sustain jazz musicians, and the imperiled legacy of our nation's aging artists.
In addition to this pioneering work, the RCAC also conducts research on a broad range of topics in the arts, from cultural policy and public spaces to labor relations and the law. The Center convenes public events, and provides curriculum development to educational institutions and leadership training to arts organizations and managers around the world.
Art Cart is an intergenerational arts legacy project that will connect aging professional artists with teams of graduate students to undertake in the preparation and documentation of their creative work, offering both groups an educational experience that will help shape the future of our cultural legacy. Watch the video above to meet our artists and hear their stories.
This study of aging visual artists in New York City offers a unique look at a population that has implications for us all.
With an introduction by Professor Paul DiMaggio and a keynote by Adrian Ellis, Executive Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center.