Cincinnati's Fine Arts Fund has completed an innovative study called the 'Arts Ripple Effect'
. Employing a "framing science" when utilizing information gathered from conversations with hundreds of non-arts connected people, the study uncovered that the notion of arts making us better people or improving our social standing had virtually no standing with members of the general public.
Among other things, the study also discovered that most people view the arts as a particular entertainment niche, something to be studied, a source for beauty, or a means of personal expression.
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