New resources on arts education

Creative Trust and PAONE, with Hill Strategies Research Inc., are putting the final touches on our groundbreaking survey of the arts education programs and activities of performing arts companies in Toronto and the G.T.A.

During our research, our understanding and thinking about the role and importance of arts education benefitted from exceptional studies from around the world. The best of these are being added to the Arts Education section of our website’s Resources page.

If you want to brush up on what our colleagues in the U.S., Great Britain and Canada are doing and learning, check out:

NEA Arts Education in America: What the declines mean for arts participation.

The NEA’s 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts reported a 5 percentage point decline in arts participation by Americans, which in this document is related to the decline in arts education: “Arts education in childhood is the most significant predictor of both arts attendance and personal arts creation throughout the rest of a person’s life.” The NEA has responded by funding arts education projects in every Congressional district in America!

Arts Learning in Dallas.

Dallas’s extensive and detailed studies highlight the importance with which arts education is viewed in that city

Mission Unaccomplished.

A provocative report addressing the place of education and learning in the UK’s national and regional performing arts and cultural organizations.

Don’t forget the Coalition for Music Education in Canada’s excellent Music in our Schools Report, available here, which was conducted in the spring of 2010 by Hill Strategies Research

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