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ERIC Number: ED555956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
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State Arts Agency Fact Sheet: Support for Arts Education
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This national overview of state arts agency grants and services for arts education includes summary statistics and geographic distribution. The fact sheet uses data from Final Descriptive Reports of state arts agency grant-making activities submitted annually to the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Data within this report describes activities taking place during fiscal year 2013 or the most recent Final Descriptive Report available for each state. Grants and activities are coded for arts education when 50% or more of project activities are directed to arts education. State arts agencies invest more than $56 million in arts education. More than a third of all state arts agency grants (more than 8,000 grants) have a significant arts education component. These grants support a wide range of activities, including performances, exhibitions, residencies (both school and nonschool), instruction and curriculum development. Other types of grants support the design of assessment and evaluation tools and fund professional development programs. About 15% of arts education grants awarded are in the form of operating support--flexible dollars that can be used to support operations in accordance with an organization's specific needs. Supporting lifelong learning in the arts is a top priority for state arts agencies. State arts agencies also support after-school/out-of-school arts programs, early childhood arts learning, the arts in higher education and many programs that teach the arts to adults and seniors. By supporting arts education in the schools, state arts agencies foster young imaginations, address core academic standards, and promote the critical thinking and creativity skills essential to a 21st-century work force. Contains 3 charts.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Grant or Contract Numbers: not applicable