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 7 Guidelines for Building a STEAM Program   As the STEAM movement grows, more and more schools are integrating the arts into their STEM curricula. Those who have already made the transition offer these suggestions for schools j...
About the Field - Americans for the Arts Local Arts Agency Salaries 2013 A summary of the key findings from our survey on salaries and demographic characteristics of nearly 800 local arts agency employees. Find out how your organization...
America for the Arts, March 2014 "Just as no two communities are exactly alike, no two local arts agencies are quite the same. These statistics show some of the broad trends that encompass all local arts agencies, which share a common goal to ensure...
  Arts & Business - Americans for the Arts The 2013 Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) Triennial Survey (PDF, 4.2 MB) Survey finding project national trends in support for the arts by large and small businesses across our na...
Arts & Economic Prosperity IV demonstrates that the nonprofit arts and culture industry is an economic driver in communities—a growth industry that supports jobs, generates government revenue, and is the cornerstone of tourism.  The m...
Arts & Education - Americans for the Arts Arts Education Research and Facts Summary (PDF, 765 KB) Your one-stop-shop for anything and everything arts education!   Advantages of Arts Learning Continue Over Time (PDF, 406...
Arts & Funding - Americans for the Arts Federal, State, and Local Government Support for the Arts, 1994–2013 (PDF, 190 KB) An important breakdown of the different levels of government support for the arts, this chart shows the fluctu...
About SAEDAE State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) consists of those persons at state education agencies whose responsibility is education in the arts (Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts). Mission:To support the profess...
How a Nation Engages with Art: Highlights from the 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA) Tabs About(active tab) This report presents results from an initial analysis of the 2012 SPPA. It contains st...
ArtScan, a project of the Arts Education Partnership, is a searchable clearinghouse of the latest state policies supporting education in and through the arts from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. You will find not only policy language exc...
Big Thought has a dedicated research department devoted to evaluating and improving our programs. Since 2000, Big Thought’s research and evaluation work has included: a four-year longitudinal study of ArtsPartners to assess stude...
Community-Led Arts Education Models in the U.S. Jun, 2013 During the fall of 2012, the Herzfeld Foundation provided funding for the Public Policy Forum to conduct preliminary research regarding the potential for imp...
Creative State Michigan Report Reviews Contributions of Creative Industries and Nonprofit Arts and Cultural Organizations for Fiscal Year 2011 WIXOM, Mich. (January 30, 2014) – In its third installment of the Creative State Michigan report,&#...
 Creative Youth Development Report   A new report, Setting the Agenda, released last month at the National Summit on Creative Youth Development in Boston, MA, offers recommendations to advance the work of out-of-school creative ...
CPANDA, the Cultural Policy & the Arts National Data Archive, is the world's first interactive digital archive of policy-relevant data on the arts and cultural policy in the United States. It is a collaborative effort of Princeton University's...
The arts enrich our lives, but they also have a positive effect on the economic health of Michigan's communities. Based upon a recent study commissioned by the Michigan Nonprofit Research Program (MNRP) and conducted by the W. E. Upjohn Institute ...
 Over the course of five years, from 2008 - 2012, the National Endowment for the Arts provided leadership and reflective space through the Education Leaders Institute (ELI) for executive-level, cross-sector state teams to address the goal of ens...
Youth arts program administrator and guest blogger Kim Dabbs describes an after-school program in which teens used design thinking to create a mobile app for engaging young people in revitalizing their city's core area.   Read more.
The mission of Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) is to provide leadership and service to advance the use of philanthropic resources on behalf of arts and culture. The goals of GIA include providing information, research, communication and convening...
The arts have always had a secondary place in K-12 learning. If you doubt that statement, think of the first programs to go whenever budget cuts are implemented - music, fine arts and even physical fitness which includes dance. I've yet to hear of a ...
IMPACT Arts is a component of Animating Democracy’s Arts & Civic Engagement Impact Initiative which received initial support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The initiative works to advance understanding of and help make the case for the ...
Independent Sector Announces Latest Figures for Value of Volunteer Time Independent Sector has announced the estimated value for an hour of volunteer time in 2013. In Michigan, the value is $22.13. Nationwide, the value is $22.55. This figure...
The nonpartisan Urban Institute recently published a report on the state of the arts and artists in the U.S. The report contains extremely relevant insights on the problems facing artists today. To read or download the report and to learn more abo...
The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN) is a coalition of statewide non-profit Alliances for Arts Education working in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to support policies, practices, prog...
Mayor Virg Bernero Says #1 Ranking Among Top 100 Metros in America Underscores Vital Role of Manufacturing in Nation’s Economic Recovery Mayor Virg Bernero today hailed a new research report that ranks the Lansing-East Lansing, MI region as the...
The Center for Statistical Training and Consulting (CSTAT) is a professional service and research unit at Michigan State University. Our aim is to support research and provide training and consulting in statistics for faculty, staff and graduate s...
NAS has been working with leaders in arts and culture for over twenty-five years. We've seen that a dynamic, sustainable arts community comes from the vision and effort of skilled professionals. In our organizational leadership programs arts leade...
Arts, Health, and Well-Being Across the Military Continuum - White Paper and Framing a National Plan for Action Published in October, 2013 the report, Arts, Health, and Well-Being Across the Military Continuum - White Paper and Framing a National Pl...
Through new research from the National Endowment for the Arts, new employment statistics have been highlighted regarding working artists, both full-time and those with moonlighting counterparts. In 2013, 2.1 million workers held primary positions...
Creative industries represent 3.9% of all businesses and 1.5% of all employees in Michigan according to a new report from January 2014. Michigan is home to 21,492 arts-related businesses that employ 76,841 people. These arts-related businesses includ...
 On May 5, the National Guild and the New York City Arts in Education Roundtable hosted a joint event, Engaging a New Generation in the Arts: New Research on What Youth Want & Why Arts Education is Key, at Third Street Music School...
 It’s probably pretty stressful being a high school principal, for all kinds of reasons. But Eric Alburtus, principal of Portage Central High School, spends a big chunk of his time worrying about the arts. He’s specifically worried about the ki...
The Society for the Arts in Healthcare is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation in Washington, DC. Founded in 1991, the Society for the Arts in Healthcare is dedicated to advancing arts as integral to healthcare.
 Top 10 skills children learn from the arts     ·       BY VALERIE STRAUSS   January 22, 2013 at 4:00 am You don’t find school reformers talking much about how we need to tra...
The Center for Arts and Public Policy (CAPP) is available to help organizations evaluate and assess their own work either in relation to client services provided or in terms of their own progress toward a stated goal, perhaps one developed during ...
Type: Research Abstract Title: Gifts of the Muse: Reframing the Debate About the Benefits of the Arts   www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monographs/2005/RAND_MG218.pdf   Abstract: During the past decade, arts advocates ...
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The Glee Effect? More Americans Say Music Education Prepares People for Their Careers and Problem Solving Than in 2007 Three-quarters of Americans were involved in some sort of music program while in school       N...