ERIC Number: ED370834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Arts Organizations. Literacy in the Arts, An Imperative for New Jersey Schools.
This document presents the results of a survey of all ongoing arts programs within the New Jersey educational system and other available resource programs. The survey was distributed to arts organizations throughout New Jersey. The survey was designed to measure the content and scope of arts education services provided by non-profit arts organizations. Respondents included 155 grant recipients of the state arts council and 62 organizations served by county arts councils and cultural and heritage commissions. The questionnaire used in the survey covered organizational information, goals and objectives, program planning, educational programs and services, educational outreach, staffing, evaluation and program assessment, marketing and public relations, and financial information. Respondents also were asked to describe technical assistance needs that would be relevant to their organization. The Literacy in the Arts Task Force set out to study the five major disciplines: (1) visual arts; (2) dance; (3) theater; (4) music; and (5) creative writing. In this survey, the visual arts included crafts, drawing and painting, print making, sculpture, photography, puppetmaking, and video and film. Dance included ballet, modern, ethnic, jazz, folk, and nonwestern. Music included band, chamber music, orchestra, choral, solo, new music, ethnic or folk, jazz, ethnic popular, and nonwestern. Information gathered describes target populations, school participation, staff training, selection of artists, and funding. Of the 136 organizations, 65 percent were involved in visual arts activities and 45 percent presented activities in dance. Of the 61 organizations involved in dance, 64 percent were involved dance activities focusing on nonwestern culture to some degree. Half of the organizations surveyed provided services in theater arts. (DK)
Descriptors: Art Education, Arts Centers, Creative Writing, Dance, Educational Attitudes, Educational Facilities, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Music, Public Schools, Surveys, Theater Arts
Alliance for Arts Education/New Jersey, P.O. Box 8176, Trenton, NJ 08650.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Trenton.; Alliance for Arts Education/New Jersey, Trenton.; New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Literacy in the Arts Task Force, Trenton, NJ.
Identifiers: New Jersey
Note: For related documents, see SO 023 266-267.