The following research presents hard facts and thoughtful reporting around arts education issues.

NEA Research Report Shows Benefits of Arts Education for At-Risk Youth

The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth: Findings from Four Longitudinal Studies, a new research report from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), shows that at-risk youth who have access to the arts in or out of school tend to have better academic results, better workplace opportunities, and more civic engagement.  The study focuses

Arts Infused Learning Closes Opportunity Gap

Arts Impact has released a report showing that arts-infused learning in reading and math eliminates the achievement gap between children of color and poverty and their white upper/middle class peers. These results were obtained as part of a U.S. Department of Education grant project between Arts Impact and Seattle Public Schools called Arts Impact Dissemination and

Turnaround Arts Initiative Shares Key Findings

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities has released the results of an independent study that shows gains in student achievement in schools participating in its Turnaround Arts Initiative, a project that strategically implements high-quality arts education programming in underperforming schools across the country. This report provides a description and analysis of the

Preparing Students for the Next America: The Benefits of an Arts Education

Research on how America's future relies on students receiving a complete and competitive education that includes the arts. "America's global stature, culture of innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit depend on the strength of a world-class education system." Link to PDF:

Artist Employment On the Rise – Will Students Be Prepared?

A recent Research Note, Artist Employment Projections through 2018, from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Office of Research and Analysis examines the projected growth of artist occupations through 2018.  The research indicates that art occupations will increase by 11%, which is similar to the rate projected for overall labor force growth (over 10%).  In

Obama Administration Provides Blueprint for Education Reform

The Obama administration released its blueprint to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act, which will help ensure that all students graduate prepared for college and a career.  This blueprint builds on the significant reforms around four areas, including: Improvement of  teacher/principal effectiveness Providing tools and information to families that will help them evaluate their

National Endowment for the Arts Releases New Study: the Value of the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts recently released a new report that measures the value of the arts in three ways: time spent on arts activities, organizational revenue and expenses, and direct consumer spending.  Key findings of Time and Money: Using Federal Data to Measure the Value of Performing Arts Activities include: The U.S. performing

Survey Says: Arts Graduates Find Work and Happiness

“My current job relies on problem-solving, troubleshooting, attention to detail, persistence, focus, staying on task, accomplishing goals, being professional, understanding your audience – all skills developed at art school,” stated one of over 13,000 respondents in a survey, Forks in the Road: The Many Paths of Arts Alumni, conducted by the Strategic National Arts Alumni