• I just wanted to congratulate you on a fantastic conference this weekend. I learned a ton and met some incredible people that I hope to stay in touch with. There were times where I felt like I found my "tribe"–people who didn't even blink when I listed computer science, music and developmental psychology as my fields of study.  

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The Knowledge Base provides information that enables research universities to adapt effective strategies for integrating arts practice, and to support and inform further original inquiry. Search by category to find relevant research and policy papers, examples of successful curricular and co-curricular integration, interdisciplinary research partnerships involving artists, and administrative structures that support integration.


2016 a2ru Pre-Conference Workshop Materials Available

Materials from the workshops are available on the a2ru Research website....
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Resource Database

Notes from the Field: a2ru’s Executive Intern Reflects on Arts Advocacy Day

In a time of such polarizing divisiveness, the arts become more important, not less. The arts are not a partisan issue. Funding for the...
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Tuning In

Music Meets Math...
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NEA Guide to the U.S. Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account

The guide is a comprehensive and detailed measure of the arts and culture's contribution to U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). ...
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Emerging Creatives: Aaron Colverson, University of Florida

The hybridity of the arts and sciences via a2ru initiatives like the Emerging Creatives Summit offer participants the chance to collaboratively get dirty and...
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Curricular Examples

Tactile Art Device Helps Children with Autism

A device developed in combination with Michigan College of Engineering and The Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning supports a tactile coloring book...
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Co-Curricular Examples

Catalizing Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research

"This is how we can investigate each other's mediums. Make this collaborative project together!" Abby Schnure, BFA Art Major...
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