Hello and welcome! The Consortium for Evaluation and Research in the Arts is dedicated to studying the experiences children have when given the chance to engage with the arts. The Consortium is rooted in the Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University. Dr. Kathleen Camara is the director of the Consortium, and the projects and ideas reflect Dr. Camara’s lifetime of research and experience. Learn more about current and past research projects, how the arts impact child development, and why it is important for children to have art experiences.