The Arts Education State Policy Database is a searchable database tracking the latest information on state policies that support learning and teaching in the arts. Though federal education policy identifies the arts as a core academic subject, access to high quality arts education is generally determined at the state level through statues (laws established by an act of the legislature) or codes (legislation that covers many laws).
The Arts Education State Policy Database does not reflect individual states’ value of arts education. Often states do not have specific statues or codes related to arts education because the structure of the state dictates that decisions on education be made at the local or municipal level.
How to use it
Users can generate policy reports for individual states, generate 50-state reports on particular policy topics, or select multiple states and policy topics for state-to-state comparisons.
AEP thanks the Hewlett Foundation for their support of the Arts Education State Policy Database, Report Generator, and State of the States Arts Education Policy Summary.