Press Kit

Media requests for background information, interviews, photographs or expert sources can be directed to Amy Skinner, director of communications, at or 303.299.3609.

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ArtScan at a Glance is updated annually to reflect changes in legislation concerning the arts in 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 and education research and practice.


AEP believes that we can collectively advance arts in 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. To learn more about the 2018 AEP Annual Convening, click here.


National in scope and far-reaching in their community impact, AEP 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 in 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. View AEP’s more than 100 partner organizations here.


AEP has more than 25 resources related to arts in education available at no cost here. 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.


The ArtsEd Digest is AEP’s bi-monthly online newsletter highlighting new arts and education reports, research and job opportunities from AEP partner organizations and the field. To subscribe, click here.


Building on the first release of Music Matters in 2011, the Arts Education Partnership reviewed multiple research studies identified within ArtsEdSearch — the national clearinghouse of rigorous arts education research — to explore the importance of music on student learning outcomes. This updated resource explores the demonstrated effects of music education and how it helps students develop the foundational capacities for lifelong success.

To view the publication, click here.


As the top building-­level leaders, school principals play a key role in ensuring every student receives a high-quality arts education as part of a complete education. This brochure-length guide, prepared by the Arts Education Partnership, with support from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, offers three concrete actions—supported by low-cost or no-­cost strategies—school principals can take to increase arts education in their schools.

To view the publication, click here.