The Arts in Charter Schools

This Special Report examines how arts-based charter schools in the District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maryland and North Carolina provide access to arts education and integrate the arts schoolwide across curricula, community engagement and teacher professional...
Integrating the Arts to Ensure All Students Can Engage in Learning

New to ArtScan? Here’s What You Need to Know

Did you know that Nevada has arts education instructional requirements for K-12 public schools, youth centers, state facilities and detention centers? Neither did I, until I joined the team at the Arts Education Partnership and began working on ArtScan. As part of...

State Information Request: Funding the Arts in CTE

An AEP partner asked if states are allowing schools to use Perkins V funds for arts pathways — other than digital media or film — within CTE programs. Our response includes an overview of three states’ CTE programs that incorporate visual and performing arts, and...

ArtsEdSearch Study Submission Form

ArtsEdSearch Study Submission If you wish to submit a research study for possible inclusion in ArtsEdSearch, please begin by reviewing the Criteria for Inclusion. Studies must meet all criteria to be eligible for inclusion in ArtsEdSearch. If your study meets the...

Resource Library: Juvenile Justice and the Arts

In response to COVID-19, AEP is actively working with organizations involved in the arts and juvenile justice to share resources and insights on best supporting youth who are involved in the juvenile justice system, including youth in detention centers, during these...
Integrating the Arts to Ensure All Students Can Engage in Learning

A Look at the Role of the Arts in Juvenile Justice

On a given day 43,580 youths are held in residential placement facilities ― including any public or private out-of-home youth placement facility. Of the youths in residential placement, 1 in 3 do not attend school, and 1 in 2 participate in less than six hours of...

ArtScan State Profiles

ArtScan State Profiles Click on a state below to view arts policies in your state. Click here to view the Department of Defense Education Activity Schools...

ArtScan 50-State Comparisons

50-State Comparisons Compare the policies of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and DoDEA within specific policy areas.   Use the links below to create your own custom reports:   All Data Points (Yes/No) All Data Points (Yes/No and Description) All Data Points...

Title: 2280 Pasos Bajo un Cielo Nublado | Artist: Hernán Jourdan | Medium: Film

When I was asked to create a work of art exploring literacy, I wanted to create a dance but I had no dancers or a studio, so I chose to use my own body in the space I had, my yard. Fluent Nature is video of micro-choreography that explores what cannot be expressed with words, how nature has its own language, and how placing the human body in nature changes the story.

Title: What Is Me and What Is Not Me | Artist: Alex Chadwell | Medium: Music

My thinking on arts and literacy centers around the concept of literacies and artmaking as both sense-making and meaning-making processes that organically and inevitably overlap, intersect, and reciprocate. Compositionally, What is me and what is not me is a sound collage of sorts (there is no notation for the piece, and I'd be hard pressed to recreate it accurately) that abstractly and aurally represents the relationships between literacies and artmaking.

Title: A Curious Honeybee | Artist: Gideon Young | Medium: Film

Offering welcome through traditional and digital elements of literacy, A Curious Honeybee provides an experiential learning environment by activating visual, musical, natural, and emotional literacies.

Title: Tercera Llamada | Artist: Karilú Forshee | Medium: Audio

La Carpa Theatre is a project that I am currently directing in the Detroit Latinx community. The project aims to strengthen and uplift youth voices through devised theatre, in the style of the Mexican Carpas. This audio was created in the theatrical environment envisioned for our project. The ways in which literacies are re-defined are at the heart of La Carpa Theatre's mission.

Title: Literaseas | Artist: MJ Robinson | Medium: Graphite and ink on paper with digital edits

Title: A Riddle | Artist: MJ Robinson | Medium: Graphite on paper with digital edits

Title: False Binaries | Artist: MJ Robinson | Medium: Graphite on paper with digital edits