Success Stories

Making Connections: Stories that reveal the impact of research, policy and practice

Building on AEP’s strong history of connecting the field to research, policy and practice, AEP launched a new communications initiative to support partner organizations’ efforts to make the case for arts education as a critical component of a complete education. Grounded in the four priority areas of the 2020 Action Agenda, the Success Stories project collects submissions from partner organizations highlighting successful arts in education programs. These stories demonstrate the benefits of arts integration across the education spectrum and promote continued collaboration and learning for individuals and organizations working toward student achievement and success.

Contact Cassandra Quillen at for more information on submitting a Success Story.

PRIORITY AREA 1: Raise Student Achievement and Success

Success Story: Everyday Arts for Special Education
Success Story: Expanding Literacy Through Art
Success Story: San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s Community Opus Project

PRIORITY AREA 2: Support Effective Educators and School Leaders

Success Story: How Educators Make the Arts Work for Kids in Utah
Success Story: Perpich Arts Integration Project


PRIORITY AREA 3: Transform the Teaching and Learning Environment

Success Story: JumpStart Theatre – Fostering Creativity for Future Success
Success Story: Digital DELLTA – Linking Learning and the Arts

PRIORITY AREA 4: Build Leadership Capacity and Knowledge

Success Story: California Title I Arts Initiative