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Benefits of Arts Funding Questioned

For many years, arts advocates have argued for the link between well-funded museums, theaters and other arts outlets and the health of local economies. They tout the impact that the arts can have on cultural tourism and urban revitalization. But a new study from the RAND Corp. questions these assertions.

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Elizabeth Blair is a Peabody Award-winning senior producer/reporter on the Arts Desk of NPR News.
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