Author(s): Massachusetts State Manpower Services Council
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1977

Over the past few years, the has seen a dramatic growth of interest and involvement in the arts. No longer a luxury for the privileged few, the arts are a day-today part of the lives of millions of Americans. Participation in the arts through performances, exhibitions, and classes is now considered a key ingredient in making life more liveable, especially in our urban centers. In addition, arts activities are now acknowledged as an effective and innovative means of helping our your people become job ready.

Author(s): Gallup Organization; Hodgkinson, Virginia Ann; and Weitzman, Murray S.
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1991

Survey conducted by the Gallup Organization for Independent Sector; analyzed by Virginia Ann Hodgkinson and Murray S. Weitzman with Stephen M. Noga and Heather A. Gorski. In 1992, Independent Sector commissioned The Gallup Organization to conduct a national survey on the volunteering and giving behavior of American teenagers from 12 to 17 years of age as a companion to the larger national survey of American adults, 18 years of age or older. This survey of 1,000 teenagers is follow up of a smaller experimental survey conducted in 1990 of 300 teenagers from 14 to 17 years of age.

Author(s): Douglas Gould & Co.
Date of Publication: Nov 30, 2005

The overall image presented of arts education in public schools is that arts are losing ground against more urgent educational priorities. News stories portray arts education as easily traded off in an era of cash-strapped school districts and an increasing focus on standardized testing.

Author(s): Oregon Arts Commission
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1998

In 1997, the Oregon Legislature allocated $450,000 to the Oregon Arts Commission to be used to develop successful arts programs that serve at-risk youth. The product of that funding was the Arts Reaching Youth Initiative, a collaboration between the Arts Commission, the Oregon Department of Education, the Oregon Youth Authority, and the Oregon Commission on Children and Families.

Author(s): Edelman, Peter B.
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1977

The New York State Division for Youth does not use the arts or art therapy extensively within its own institutions, though it does provide considerable resources to county and municipal youth bureaus for community arts programs. In my time as Director of the Division, I plan to review the criteria used in allocating local assistance funds and to find ways that our own rehabilitation facilities can share in these community arts resources.

Author(s): Thomas Wolf
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1978

In short, the arts can serve the two agendas of a strong national service program for youth - they can provide the nation with a true vehicle for service, particularly service at the community level; and they can offer challenging and enriching opportunities for young people to grow through arts activities and arts-related jobs.

What if?
Service in the arts.
Number of jobs.
A critic's view.

Author(s): Zeder, Suzan L
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1992

The author discusses Theatre for Young Audiences companies and programs.

Author(s): Whittaker, Beajaye
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1992

The author examines the concept the arts of social change or ASC with examples drawan primarily from groups active in Washington, D.C. Working with various at-risk populations, in a variety of programs and media, such programs are eligible for public and foundation funding and have to deal with issues of bureaucratic management and accountability that never occurred in an earlier period.

Author(s): Bell, Allen
Date of Publication: May 2014

The south arts education study was conducted across nine different states, with consistent methodologies and response rates. The findings showed that a high percentage of students have some exposure to arts education.

Author(s): Stoelinga, Sara Ray
Date of Publication: January 2015

In 2014, the Turnaround Arts initiative completed an evaluation report covering two years of program implementation. The final report provides a description and analysis of program impacts in the pilot cohort of 8 Turnaround Arts schools by the end of their second year.