Author(s): Levin, Kathi A.
Date of Publication: Nov 01, 2008

As part of Americans for the Arts' continuing partnership with the American Association of School Administrators, this Monograph aims to help deepen the understanding between local school leaders and their community partners who care about arts education in their schools.

Author(s): Gutierrez, Lorraine and Spencer, Michael
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2007

Mosaic released the findings of a three-year study conducted by the University of Michigan Department of Psychology, The Detroit Initiative and area-Detroit community based organizations. The study identifies and assesses the internationally acclaimed, professional performing arts training program’s goals, practice methods, and expected outcome.

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): Appalachian Education Initiative
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2005

The West Virginia State of the Arts Survey is the first statewide collection of data on arts education in West Virginia.

Author(s): Pam Korza, Barbara Schaffer Bacon, and Andrea Assaf
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2005

Civic Dialogue, Arts & Culture explores the power of the arts and humanities to foster civic engagement while advancing possibilities for arts and humanities organizations to be vital civic as well as cultural institutions. From 2000 to 2004, Americans for the Arts, with support from the Ford Foundation, implemented Animating Democracy, an initiative to foster artistic activities encouraging civic dialogue on important contemporary issues. This book examines the experiences of 37 arts and humanities projects, realized by a wide range of cultural organizations. These projects

Author(s): Richard, Julie A.
Date of Publication: Dec 01, 2004

Americans for the Arts and the National School Boards Association are now working together to increase the presence and quality of public school arts education.

Author(s): Jacquelynne Eccles and Jennifer Appleton Gootman, Editors
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2002

Community Programs to Promote Youth Development focuses on essential elements of adolescent well-being and healthy development. It offers recommendations for policy, practice, and research to ensure that programs are well designed to meet young people's developmental needs.

Author(s): Otterbourg, Susan
Date of Publication: Sep 01, 2000

This report provides a brief introduction to the role of the arts in after school programs. It consists of a brief summary of recent research findings about both arts and after school programs, a description of the key elements of successful programs and some key examples that showcase partnerships between schools and community-based organizations.

Author(s): Hablewitz, Christin
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1999

This publication is essentially a program model outlining a step-by-step approach to creating, planning, implementing and evaluating a youth apprenticeship program in the arts. This model can be adapted to all arts disciplines, missions, goals and methodologies. The steps include program inception, with descriptions of program vision, mission, goals and objectives; planning - budget, fundraising and partnerships, program structure and daily schedule, curriculum and methodology, staff and apprentice recruitment and hiring, training: implementation, with sections on roles, responsibilities and

Author(s): Health, Shirley Brice and Roach, Adelma
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 1999

This research draws upon data from a ten-year national study that describes academic, personal, social and civic outcomes of out-of-school programs on students. Results showed that context of learning is important and that out-of-school youth organizations fill an “institutional gap” where traditional social institutions (e.g. schools, family and church) fall short of meeting the needs of students. While all organizations (athletic-academic, service, and arts-based) provided mentoring relationships, collaborative group dynamics, and a balance of play and work, arts-based