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  • Viewing artists as community problem-solvers increases support for public funding for artists, study shows

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    A new study is the first to look at how perceptions of artists in local communities affect opinions toward public funding for artists. Urban and regional planning professor Jennifer Novak-Leonard, who is the research director of the Arts Impact Initiative for the College of Fine and Applied Arts, was a study co-author.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Jennifer Novak-Leonard, email

    The paper “American perspectives on public funding for artists” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: