ArtsEd Resources

The following is a comprehensive list of arts education research and resources with links to their websites to explore and use. This is an extensive list, rich in resources on the topic of arts education, which will take more than one visit to digest and find what may be of help to you, your programs or your organization. You will find similar resources under the ArtsEd Policy and ArtsEd Publications tabs. Please submit any we omitted or comments to

Arts Learning Resources

Arts Education in the South, Phase I: Public School Data and Principals’ Perspectives
Arts Education in the South – Georgia education overview
Arts Education in the South – Georgia education data
Arts Education in the South, Phase II: Profiles of Quality – case studies

Benefits of Arts Learning Resources

Preparing Students for the Next America: The Benefits of an Arts Education
Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future through Creative Schools
Critical Evidence: How the Arts Benefit Student Achievement
Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development
The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth: Findings from Four Longitudinal Studies
Neuroeducation: Learning, Arts, and the Brain

Arts Integration Research

Turnaround Arts Initiative: Progress Report 2013
Oklahoma A+ Schools: What the Research Tells Us: 2002-2007
Arts Integration: Overview of Research
The Arts and Education Reform: Lessons from a 4-year Pilot of the A+ Schools Program

After School Arts Programs Research

Advancing Arts Education through an Expanded School Day: Lessons from Five Schools
Something to Say: Success Principles for Afterschool Arts Programs from Urban Youth and Other Experts
Engaging Adolescents: Building Youth Participation in the Arts
Afterschool in Action: Innovative Afterschool Programs Supporting Middle School Youth
More than the Sum of Its Parts: Collaboration & Sustainability in Arts Education

Arts Learning Policies and Practice Research

Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: 1999-2000 and 2009-2010
From Anecdote to Evidence: Assessing the Status and Condition of Arts Education at the State Level
From Lessons Learned to Local Action: Building Your Own Policies for Effective Arts Education
What School Leaders Can Do to Increase Arts Education
The Arts Education Field Guide: The Ecosystem of Partners, Players, and Policymakers in the Field of Arts Education
A Snapshot of State Policies for Arts Education
Roles of Certified Arts Educators, Certified Non-Arts Educators, & Providers of Supplemental Instruction
The Qualities of Quality: Understanding Excellence in Arts Education
New Opportunities for Interest-Driven Arts Learning in a Digital Age