Arts & Culture Briefing Papers

AEP: Critical Evidence: How the Arts Benefit Student Achievement

A response to the needs of policymakers, educators, parents and advocates for fact-­based, non­-technical language documenting the most current and compelling research on the value of arts learning. Published by the Arts Education Partnership

AEP: Learning Partnerships: Improving Learning in Schools with Arts Partners in the Community

This report presents how successful arts education partnerships impact school policy and practices. It addresses key principles of effectiveness and key questions for developing partnerships. Published by the Arts Education Partnership

Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning

An extensive report of a compilation of seven major studies that provide new evidence of enhanced learning and achievement when students are involved in a variety of arts experiences. Published by the Arts Education Partnership

AEP: Beyond the Core: Advancing student success through the arts

This Education Trends report explores research on how the arts bolster the development of deeper learning skills, provides examples of programs that successfully increased access to the arts in education in public schools, and includes state- and local-level policy considerations. Published by the Arts Education Partnership

Coming Up Taller Report

Describes how local artists and educators help turn around the lives of young people and identifies the common characteristics of effective arts and humanities programs. Produced by The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities with Americans for the Arts.

Involving Youth in the Arts Project Executive Summary

A publication of the William and Flora Hewlitt Foundation

The Social Impact of the Arts Project (SIAP)

SIAP is committed to developing methods for studying the role of arts and culture in contemporary American society.

The Lobbying and Advocacy Handbook for Nonprofit Organizations (Amherst H. Wilder Foundation)