Arts Impact Initiative
The Arts Impact Initiative fosters understanding of the roles of art and artists in community development and promoting social well-being in order to guide both arts practice and policy. The initiative accomplishes its work through three primary approaches:
- By translating an evolving understanding of art and artists into actionable strategies for enhancing how we work and live locally, regionally and nationally
- By partnering with practitioners, communities, and policymakers to identify and inform key information and knowledge needs
- By advancing research and innovative methods in support of these efforts.
The Arts Impact Initiative is a pilot program supported by the Investment for Growth Program out of the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation. The initiative builds on the historic record of research, creation, and service across the College of Fine and Applied Arts’ Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Krannert Art Museum, Japan House, and academic units dedicated to the study of the visual and performing arts, design, architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. It serves the University of Illinois’ land-grant mission through its focus on translation of data and research about art and artists into actionable strategies for enhancing how we work and live locally, regionally and nationally.