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ArtScan - Capture a state’s laws involving arts education in 14 policy areas with this reworked website. Create custom side-by-side comparison reports, compare the policies of all 50 states and the District of Columbia, or take a look at 13 state arts education policies that are in code or statute in all states. A brief on the site provides a national analysis of the state of arts education. (ArtScan, March2014)...

American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE) - The American Alliance for Theatre & Education is a national professional organization for theatre educators, theatre artists and educators who use drama and/or theatre in the classroom. AATE promotes standards of excellence in theatre and theatre education, and connects educators, artists, researchers, scholars and administrators. The organization also works to develop policies for and to raise public awareness about theatre arts and drama/theatre education. This site includes reports and newsletters, activities and events, course guides and other resources related to drama/theatre education....

Arts Watch - Arts Watch is the cultural policy newsletter of Americans for the Arts. It is published on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, covering news in a variety of categories related to cultural policy, important announcements, and blog posts by our staff members. ...

National Association for Music Education (MENC) - The goal of the National Association for Music Education is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all students. MENC aims to establish music education as a profession, for music's designation as a core subject in the school curriculum, and for the development of the National Standards for Arts Education. The MENC Web site includes reports and research on music and arts education, activities and news related to music education, information for members and advocates, and links to resources....

National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) - The National Dance Education Organization advances dance education centered in the arts. The nonprofit organization promotes standards of excellence in dance education through the development of quality education in the art of dance through professional development, service and leadership. NDEO sponsors public discussions, institutes, conferences and programs. This site offers publications, curriculum guides and links to other resources....

Americans for the Arts - Americans for the Arts is a national nonprofit organization that aims to advance the arts in America. The organization focuses on three primary goals: 1) foster an environment in which the arts can thrive and contribute to the creation of more livable communities; 2) generate more public- and private-sector resources for the arts and arts education; and 3) build individual appreciation of the value of the arts. Information related to the arts in education includes a public awareness campaign, facts about and links to research, success stories, links to state arts standards, and resources for teachers, parents and community members....

Arts Education Partnership - The Arts Education Partnership, a collaboration of arts, education, business, philanthropic and government organizations of national, state and local scope and impact, is your one-stop resource for all this and more. The AEP Web site includes research on the effects of arts education on student learning and development; information on state policies, arts assessment, networks, funding and community partnerships; and links to several organizations....

Center for Arts Education Research - Founded in 1993, the center conducts both applied and basic research. The first major study undertaken by the Center was an assessment of the work of artists in the aesthetic education program of the Lincoln Center Institute, New York City. Other studies have been conducted in Hartford, Conn. Philadelphia, Pa., and Baltimore, Md. and in New York City. Each project involved the development of innovative assessment instruments, on-site visits, team analysis of data and the production of a full report. This link also provides connections to other efforts sponsored by Columbia University’s Art and Art Education program, including the Heritage School, an arts-focused secondary school in East Harlem and the Center for International Art Education....

Institute for Community Development and the Arts - Americans for the Arts established the Institute for Community Development and the Arts to provide a research-based understanding of how the arts are being used to address social, educational, and economic development issues in communities across the country. Areas of research and publication have included youth at risk, artist training, economic development, arts and civic dialogue, public housing, cultural tourism, and program planning and evaluation. The Web site includes reports, studies, state and local profiles, and data sources....

National Art Education Association - The NAEA is a membership organization for art educators in schools, universities and museums, as well as publishers, manufacturers and suppliers of art materials, and art councils. The Web site includes information about advocacy and policy, publications, and links to other arts organizations....

The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies - The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is the membership organization that unites, represents and serves the nation's state and jurisdictional arts agencies. NASAA's mission is to advance and promote a meaningful role for the arts in the lives of individuals, families and communities throughout the United States. It empowers state arts agencies through strategic assistance that fosters leadership, enhances planning and decisionmaking, and increases resources....

VSA arts - VSA arts is an international nonprofit organization that was designated by the United States Congress as the coordinating organization for arts programming for persons with disabilities. VSA arts is supported by its affiliate network in offering diverse programs and events and innovative lifelong learning opportunities at the international, national and local levels ranging from training institutes and artist-in-residence projects to arts camps and emerging artist award programs. The Web site offers information about the organization and its activities, as well as several resources and publications....

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies - NASAA's Creative Economy Resource Center offers examples of state initiatives, arts and economic impact studies, facts and figures and additional resources. ...


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