Archives for 2016


ArtScan 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. This new resource from AEP includes not only policy language excerpted directly from each state’s education policies but also information on state-level surveys of arts education and a set of descriptive education indicators. More

Music Matters

The Arts Education Partnership is a Center within Education Commission of the States

In 2015, the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Department of Education selected Education Commission of the States to serve as the new host organization for the Arts Education Partnership (AEP). Believing that informed policymakers create better education policy, Education Commission of the States works with state education leaders to provide unbiased policy research and reports, targeted technical support and the opportunity to learn from peers in other states. As a policy center within Education Commission of the States, AEP has a unique and powerful opportunity to work with key state leaders to advance the 2020 Action Agenda for Advancing the Arts in Education and promote AEP’s mission to ensure every child has access to a complete and competitive education that includes the arts. 

AEP Strategic Plan – Request for Proposals

The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to facilitate and produce a detailed three-year Strategic Plan for AEP. Proposals must be submitted by Friday, May 13, 2016 via email to AEP Director, Jane Best. Click here to view the full RFP guidelines.