arts education research
Americans for the Arts' research agenda is designed to develop new research and collect and disseminate existing research that helps make the case for the value of arts education.
Through a partnership with Vans Custom Culture, Americans for the Arts has designed the Arts Education Navigator, a series of e-books designed to help educators, students, and advocates alike navigate the complex field of arts education.
The first e-book in the series, Facts & Figures, will provide you with all of the data you need to convince someone of the benefits of arts education, as well as the urgent need to prevent the decline of arts education.
Facts & Figures draws on classic arts education research such as Champions of Change, as well as new reports like Arts Education in America: What the Declines Mean for Arts Participation.
Presented in an easy-to-read format, this e-book highlights key data points every advocate needs when discussing the importance of arts education!
ArtsEdSearch.org: The Arts Education Partnership is pleased to announce the release of ArtsEdSearch.org—the nation’s first online research and policy clearinghouse that documents the educational outcomes of arts learning for students and teachers.
Arts for All: a countywide collaboration that creates vibrant classrooms, schools, communities, and economies by providing all the arts for all the students in Los Angeles County.
- Engaging Senior Leadership to Advance Arts in Schools
- Defining School Level Quality in Arts Education
- Arts for All's Arts Education Performance Indicators
- Arts for All School Survey: Measuring Quality, Access, and Equity in Arts Education
Arts Education Council of Americans for the Arts: a segment of professional members of Americans for the Arts Arts Education Network that works to improve access to and impact of arts education.
- Arts Education Council's Green Paper
- Arts Education Council's Trends Report
- The Arts Education Field Guide
Arts Research 2011
Americans for the Arts has compiled our most popular one-page research papers, including an updated version of 10 Reasons to Support the Arts.
National Arts Policy Database
The National Arts Policy Database enables users to access and contribute to current information on a multitude of topics related to arts policy. Records in the database are classified into four types: research abstracts, news articles, project profiles, and sample documents. Although no longer updated, this resource can still be helpful to the field.
2013 Congressional Issue Briefs
Provided to attendees of National Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, DC, the 2013 Congressional Arts Handbook provides an enormous amount of information on the arts and arts education.
Education Commission of the States
Research and reports on policy, programs, evaluation, and standards in each state.
Photos: (Top) Revels Inc. students perform Morris Dancing as part of traditional festivities. Photo courtesy of David Pendery, (Bottom) ESL student participating in Children's Dance Foundation's dance class at a Birmingham elementary school. Photo courtesy of Shellie Chambers.