By supporting arts education, state arts agencies help to foster young imaginations and facilitate children's success in school. Arts education also provides the critical thinking, communications and creativity skills essential to 21st century success.
Express Yourself Drummers perform Bounce at Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre. Set design by youth from Express Yourself. Photo by Bobbie Bush, courtesy of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
ArtsEdSearch is an on-line clearinghouse maintained by the Arts Education Partnership that collects and summarizes high-quality arts education research studies and analyzes their implications for educational policy and practice.
A Research-Based Communication Toolkit This comprehensive document brings together rigorous research, program models and communications templates that confirm and clarify the importance of arts education for our nation's youth.
National Endowment for the Arts The National Endowment for the Arts provides leadership to develop and sustain arts education nationwide. The agency has led efforts to make the arts a part of the core education for all K-12 students and to increase arts education opportunities outside of school.
Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network is a coalition of statewide nonprofits working in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to support programs and practices that make the arts an essential part of K-12 education.
For more information on arts education research, contact Chief Program and Planning Officer Kelly Barsdate, 202-347-6352 x107. For more information on the national network of state arts agency arts education managers, contact Kim Willey, 202-347-6352 x116.