Author(s): Stubbs, Ryan
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2014

Americans for the Arts has commissioned five essays spanning the intricacies of arts, entertainment, and cultural districts specifically for policymakers, arts leaders, planning professionals, community development practitioners, and others who are interested in developing new districts or adapting existing ones.

Author(s): National Edowment for the Arts
Date of Publication: Sep 01, 2012

How do you measure how art works - on people, on communities, or on society? It's a broad question, and the National Endowment for the Arts offers an ambitious plan to "map" the arts to better understand and measure this complex, dynamic system. How Art Works describes the agency's five-year research agenda, framed and informed by a groundbreaking "system map" and measurement model. The map is grounded in the theory that arts engagement contributes to quality of life in a virtuous cycle from the individual level to the societal level, and back. The map helps

Author(s): Parsad, Basmat; Spiegelman, Maura; and Coopersmith, Jared
Date of Publication: Apr 01, 2012

Student access to arts education and the quality of such instruction in the nation’s public schools continue to be of concern to policymakers, educators, and families.1 Specifically, research has focused on questions such as: To what extent do students receive instruction in the arts? Under what conditions is this instruction provided? What is the profile of arts education instructors? (Ruppert and Nelson 2006). This study is the third of its kind to be conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of

Author(s): Parsad, Basmat and Spiegelman, Maura
Date of Publication: Apr 01, 2012

This report presents selected findings from a congressionally mandated study on arts education in public K–12 schools. The data were collected through seven Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) surveys during the 2009-10 school year. This report provides national data about arts education for public elementary and secondary schools, elementary classroom teachers, and elementary and secondary music and visual arts specialists. Comparisons with data from the 1999–2000 FRSS arts education study are included where applicable.

Author(s): Katherine Gressel
Date of Publication: Jan 07, 2012

This article provides an overview of challenges in evaluating public art.

Author(s): CollegeBoard
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2011

The SAT College-Bound Seniors Reports provide valuable information summarized for seniors who took the SAT or SAT Subject Tests at any time in high school.

Author(s): Madden, Christopher
Date of Publication: Jul 01, 2010

This report provides a platform for the exchange of information and ideas about arts advocacy by exploring a range of campaigns currently being undertaken or planned by national arts funding agencies (who are IFACCA members). It is the first stage of a research project that identifies campaign success factors, challenges, strengths and weaknesses with a view to exploring the feasibility of developing, with others, a coordinated international campaign to promote the value of the arts.

Author(s): Wolff, Steven A. and Borenstein, Joshua
Date of Publication: Apr 01, 2009

When AMS Planning & Research began working with Americans for the Arts on its strategic planning process, an essential part of the effort was a comprehensive national environmental scan. The scan explored opportunities and challenges facing America’s arts and culture sector by gathering input from more than 6,000 individuals who represent the breadth of the field.

Author(s): Baker, Ramona A.
Date of Publication: Feb 01, 2009

This Monograph will consider the changes in United Arts Funds as they are being thrust into a larger community leadership role, their causes, and the ways in which the field is adapting.

Author(s): Kid Smart and Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2009

The Louisiana Arts Education School Survey was an online survey not mandated by any federal or state governed agency. 51.2% responded that there was no specific budget allocation for arts education.