August 28, 2018

MasonARC Events

The Mason Arts Research Center is very excited to present our inaugural convening,


MasonARC2019: Making Connections for Arts Education Research, Policy, and Practice


The Mason Arts Research Center — a National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab — 

is a cooperative agreement between the National Endowment for the Arts and

George Mason University.


Registration is now open for the Mason Arts Research Center’s inaugural convening, MasonARC2019: Making Connections for Arts Education Research, Policy, and Practice.

This all day event (8am-6pm) takes place at the Center for the Arts on the George Mason Campus in Fairfax, VA on Friday, October 18th, 2019.

The conference will feature speakers from the worlds of arts research, arts policy, arts grant-making, and arts education, including speakers from Imagination Stage, the Wallace Foundation, Wolf Trap, the National Endowment for the Arts, George Mason University, University of Maryland, and more, as well as multiple opportunities for discussion, panels, and collaborations. Sessions will focus on arts research education and child development from multiple perspectives: Academic research, local and national policy, grant making, and arts practice.

Opportunities to present research and organization posters, as well as to participate in collaborative and networking sessions are available.

Registration is open for practitioners, researchers, arts organizations, funders, and policy makers, as well as students, here

Poster proposals may be submitted via google site: here.  Posters will be accepted on a rolling basis and may present research findings, organizational questions, information about funding opportunities, or other information on child development, research, and the arts.

This event is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the National Endowment for the Arts.



October 18, 2019: MasonARC Annual Convening

November 5, 2018, 1pm: Conference call with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

October 29, 2018: The National Endowment for the Arts hosted a 90 minute webinar titled, “New Research on the Arts & Early Childhood: A Symposium“. The webinar showcased a series of research articles that will appear in a special section of Early Childhood Research Quarterly (ECRQ). Dr. Adam Winsler presented the attached powerpoint, “Important Methodological/Conceptual Challenges in Arts and Child Development Research.”

October 4, 2018, 3-4pm: Conference call with the Technical Working Group

September 12-13, 2018: AEP Annual Convening, Learning from two National Endowment for the Arts Research Labs. Dr. Thalia Goldstein presented the attached powerpoint, “The George Mason Arts Research Center, A Multi-Disciplinary, Multi-Method Approach to Studying Arts Education Outcomes.”