Surdna Funds Report Analyzing The Social Wellbeing of NYC's Neighborhoods: The Contribution of Culture and the Arts
Although culture and the arts contribute to the social well-being of New York City residents and are a bright spot in many disadvantaged neighborhoods, they tend to be unequally distributed across the five boroughs, a report from the University of Pennsylvania's Social Impact of the Arts Project, in collaboration with the Reinvestment Fund, finds.
Funded in part by the Surdna Foundation and the New York City Cultural Agenda Fund at the New York Community Trust, the study, The Social Wellbeing of New York City's Neighborhoods: The Contribution of Culture and the Arts (149 pages, PDF), analyzed the relationship between neighborhood cultural assets and indicators of health, personal security, and school effectiveness in the five boroughs, as well as social connection, political and cultural voice, and the public environment. . .