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Data Lessons and Resources for the Arts Education Field

Since late 2017, the National Endowment for the Arts has collaborated with Education Commission of the States on an initiative to make more and better information available on young people’s access to arts education and their participation in it. The State Data Infrastructure Project for Arts Education supports arts education champions who want to tap into the data most states collect, but which often go unreported.

To improve conditions for this vital work, SDIP has provided technical assistance to states and created tools that empower arts education stakeholders to mount arts education data initiatives in their states. This brief document reviews the lessons and resources that have emerged from the initiative. They aim to clear the path for new state arts education data initiatives to equip policymakers, educators, communities and families with the information they need to ensure that every student has the opportunity to learn in and through the arts.


July 31, 2020

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