The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs is pleased to collaborate with the National Endowment for the Arts to launch the Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Lab under its Research Labs initiative.
National Endowment for the Arts research lab to study arts and innovation
The AEI Lab research agenda centers on better understanding the role of arts and culture in innovation through experimental and quasi-experimental empirical research. The lab will focus on addressing the following research topics:
- What is the artist's role in civic innovation?
- What leadership role do artists play in emerging “platform” and “gig” economies?
- Where does innovation and economic growth occur in the digital media sector?
- Which arts sectors are linked to broader societal innovation, as reflected by U.S. economic and job growth?
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AEI Lab activities
The AEI Lab will commission research papers from lab research fellows and other lab affiliates, broadening and deepening the lab’s research portfolio on the roles of artists and cultural assets in promoting innovation.
Center for Cultural Affairs
The AEI Lab is part of the O’Neill School’s Center for Cultural Affairs, which is dedicated to advancing the understanding of the role of arts and culture in public life. Visit the the Center for Cultural Affairs website to learn more about its programming, research, and upcoming events.