Press Kit

Quickly reference key information and resources from AEP.

Media requests for background information, interviews, photographs or expert sources can be directed to Mandy Zatynski, director of communications, at or 303.299.3636.

Media Resources


ArtScan at a Glance is updated annually to reflect changes in legislation concerning the arts education. It includes arts education policies for all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. Complete results from this review are available in an online searchable database on the Arts Education Partnership website.


Launched in April 2012, ArtsEdSearch is an online clearinghouse of research focused on the outcomes of arts education for students and educators, both during and outside the school day. ArtsEdSearch builds on Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development, a compendium of research that AEP published in 2002 exploring the impact of arts education on student success in school, life and work. AEP developed ArtsEdSearch as a resource for policymakers and education stakeholders and leaders to better understand and articulate the role that arts education can play in preparing students to succeed in the changing contexts of the 21st Century. ArtsEdSearch is designed to be an interactive, living resource that will grow and evolve along with arts education research and practice.


The ArtsEd Digest is AEP’s bi-monthly newsletter highlighting news from AEP partner organizations and the field, including reports, research and job opportunities.


AEP believes that we can collectively advance arts education for all students when education leaders from across arts disciplines and the broad education policy field learn and work together. Through exploring the latest research, innovative practices and emerging policy approaches, the AEP Annual Convening actively supports the role and contribution of the arts in preparing all students for success in school, work and life.



National in scope and far-reaching in their community impact, AEP’S more than 100 partner organizations share a belief that children and youth are a national priority and are a diverse group of organizations representing the breadth of the arts education field, including the arts, business, culture, education, government and philanthropic sectors. Their collective voice elevates the critical role arts learning plays in shaping a complete and competitive education for every child in America.



AEP has more than 30 resources related to arts education available at no cost. These resources cover a variety of key issues and topics across arts learning, including the impact and benefits of the arts on student achievement and success, arts education partnerships, arts integration and arts assessment — among other focus areas. AEP partner organizations and all arts and education leaders and stakeholders can easily download these PDF resources to utilize and share.