Author(s): Winner, E., Goldstein and T. R., Vincent-Lancrin, S.,
Date of Publication: June 1, 2013

Artists, alongside scientists and entrepreneurs, are role models for innovation in our societies. Not surprisingly, arts education is commonly said to be a means of developing skills considered as critical for innovation: critical and creative thinking, motivation, self-confidence, and ability to communicate and cooperate effectively, but also skills in non-arts academic subjects such as mathematics, science, reading and writing. Does arts education really have a positive impact on the three subsets of skills that we define as “skills for innovation”: technical skills, skills in

Author(s): Hickey, Maud
Date of Publication: January 1, 2003

Offers a philosophical foundation and rationale for teaching music composition, while discussing the teacher's role in composition instruction. Based on the Northwestern University Music Education Leadership Seminar directed by Bennett Reimer, professor emeritus at the Northwestern University School of Music.

Author(s): Heath, Shirley B. and Smyth, Laura
Date of Publication: November, 1 1999

Based on ten years of research on high-quality after school activities, ArtShow demonstrates how community based youth programs can provide meaningful experiences for young people during the high risk time when they are neither at school or at home. Arts activities in particular provide an environment that forms identity, provides a safe place for young people to be vulnerable and express emotion, requires discipline and exposes youth to risk and criticism. Four in-depth case studies reveal how arts activities can also develop entrepreneurism. With principles that can be used in creating

Author(s): Rich, Barbara
Date of Publication: January 1, 2005

Partnering Arts Education: A Working Model from ArtsConnection details the importance of classroom teachers and artists forming partnerships as they build successful residencies in schools. Partnering Arts Education provides insight and concrete steps in using the ArtsConnection model.

Author(s): Liz Bieber, Jane King, Nomoya Hall, and Andrew Abruzzese
Date of Publication: May 1, 2012

This compendium of case studies provides business and chamber leaders the perspective to further Lumina’s Goal 2025: to increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025.

Author(s): Heather J. Clawson and Kathleen Coolbaugh
Date of Publication: May 2001

The YouthARTS Development Project, ini-tiated in 1995, is a collaborative effort among Federal agencies, national arts or-ganizations, and a consortium of three local arts agencies in Atlanta, GA; Portland, OR; and San Antonio, TX, designed to identify, implement, and refine effective arts-based delinquency prevention pro-grams. To support this purpose and, at the same time, to provide much needed information to the broader arts com-munity about the efficacy of such pro-grams, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice

Author(s): Ed Spitzberg
Date of Publication: October 2019

The Creative Youth Development Landscape Analysis on Policy and Advocacy reviews literature and existing best practices on advocacy and funding across the intersecting fields of arts education, youth development, and nonprofit and civic engagement organizations, and recommendations on how they can be applied to the creative youth development field.

Author(s): Cohen, Randy
Date of Publication: March 2020

The arts are fundamental to our humanity. They ennoble and inspire us—fostering creativity, goodness, and beauty. The arts bring us joy, help us express our values, and build bridges between cultures. The arts are also a fundamental component of a healthy community—strengthening them socially, educationally, and economically—benefits that persist even in difficult social and economic times.

Author(s): Cohen, Randy
Date of Publication: May 2020

Local arts agencies—arts councils, arts commissionscultural affairs departments—are an essential tool for community leaders as they rebuild their economies and promote social cohesion. The nation’s 4,500 local arts agencies (LAAs) support, present, and promote the dynamic value of the arts. Through their partnerships and leadership, LAAs are building healthier communities through the arts.

Author(s): Rohmann, Chris
Date of Publication: Oct 13, 2021

New WORLD Theater’s youth initiative, Project 2050, is a multiyear exploration of the midcentury demographic shift, when it is projected that people of color will become the majority in the U.S. Addressing issues compelled by these changing demographics, the project engages youth communities, professional artists, scholars, and community activists in civic dialogue and artistic creation. The project promotes creative imagining of a near future, when it will become imperative not only to address issues such as race construction, ethnic balkanization, social inequity, and power