The following research documents, publications and data sources are publicly available, relevant to and supportive of Snow Pond Center for the Arts strategic planning process and resulting impact analysis. Key points from this bibliography are noted within their respective areas elsewhere on this website. We encourage visitors to this page to download documents pertaining to their particular area of interest and expertise.

American Planning Association. Community Character: How arts and cultural strategies create, reinforce, and enhance sense of place. Copyright © 2011. 205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60601–5927. https://www.planning.org/research/arts/briefingpapers/character.htm

Americans for the Arts. The Economic Impact of Non-Profit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their Audiences. Economic Prosperity IV: National Statistical Report. 2012.

Colgan, Charles. The Maine Economy: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.
A Background Paper Prepared for the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program in support of its larger project, “Charting Maine’s Future: An Action Plan for Promoting Sustainable Prosperity and Quality Places.” University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME. October 2006.
http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/reports/2006/10/cities/economy.pdf

Deasy, Richard J. Ed. Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development. Washington, DC. The Arts Education Partnership. 2002. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/ERIC-ED466413/pdf/ERIC-ED466413.pdf

DPA. Maine Office of Tourism Visitor Tracking Research, 2010 Annual Report. Prepared by DPA, 201 Lafayette Center, Kennebec, ME. http://mainearts.maine.gov/CMSContent/arts_media/2010_MOT_VisitorTracking.pdf

Dwyer, M. Christine. Communicating Value: Re-framing Arts and Culture Data. RMC Research Corporation, 1000 Market Street, Building 2, Portsmouth, NH 03801. September, 2008. http://rmcres.com/documents/Communicating_Value.pdf

Dwyer, M. Christine. Reinvesting in Arts Education. Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools. RMC Research Corporation, 1000 Market Street, Building 2, Portsmouth, NH 03801. Produced by The President’s Committee On The Arts and Humanities. May 2011. http://www.pcah.gov/sites/default/files/PCAH_Reinvesting_4web_0.pdf

KENNEBEC VALLEY COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS. Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy- 2008 – 2013. June, 2007.
http://www.kvcog.org/CEDS/2008-2013%20Comprehensive%20Economic%20Development%20Strategy.pdf

Mackun, Paul and Steven Wilson. Population Distribution and Changes: 2000-2010. March, 2011.
http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-01.pdf

Maine Arts Commission. Maine Performing Arts Festivals 2011: Economic Impact Study. https://mainearts.maine.gov/CMSContent/arts_media/2012_MAC_Festivals.pdf

Mt. Auburn Associates & Center For Creative Community Development. BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY IMPACTS. BOSTON, THE BERKSHIRES, AND MASSACHUSETTS. June 2008.
http://www.mtauburnassociates.com/pdf/Boston%20Symphony%20Orchestra.pdf

National Endowment for the Arts. Research Report #51. Live from Your Neighborhood: A National Study of Outdoor Arts Festivals report. August 2010. http://arts.gov/sites/default/files/Festivals-Executive-Summary_0.pdf

New England Foundation for the Arts. New England’s Creative Economy: Nonprofit Sector Impact. September, 2011. http://www.nefa.org/sites/default/files/nefanonprofitreport2011_web.pdf

U.S. Census Bureau: 2010 Census. Census 2000. http://www.census.gov/

Walker, Chris. Arts and Culture: Community Connections. The Urban Institute. 2002. http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/310512.pdf

Wallace Foundation. Increasing Arts Demand Through Better Arts Learning. June 2009. http://www.wallacefoundation.org/knowledge-center/arts-education/Community-Approaches-to-Building-Arts-Education/Pages/Increasing-Arts-Demand-Through-Better-Arts-Learning.aspx