Princeton receives grant to create national arts data archive

March 8, 2001 5:18 p.m.

Princeton University has received a $1.9-million grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts to create a national data archive for policy and the arts, the country's first electronic archive of research data on the arts and culture.

This new repository will make a vast range of research data available to policymakers, researchers, journalists and the public through the Internet.

Expected to begin operation in the spring of 2002, the archive will offer information on many facets of the arts and culture, including nonprofit cultural organizations, artist labor markets, trends in public and private support for the arts, arts participation, public opinion and conflict related to the arts, and arts and urban development.

"Better information leads to better decision-making in such fields as education, health, and social services. But there is a long history of barriers to reliable data for research about the arts and culture," said Stanley N. Katz, director of Princeton's Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, which will work with the University's library in implementing the project.

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Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601