Oct 21, 2019

Though arts budgets in Philadelphia have not recovered to their pre-”doomsday levels,” every elementary and middle school in the city now has some amount of arts resources and schools with 300 students or less are given an extra $50,000 to help support the needs of their students, including arts related funding.

Oct 17, 2019

Music teachers in Milwaukee argue that music is a core subject on par with history and social studies, and that every student should have access to high-quality, sequential instruction — including the opportunity to read music and play an instrument — as part of a well-rounded education.

Oct 14, 2019

State law currently only requires high schools to provide art classes — one credit — though many local school districts have arts requirements for elementary and middle schools. A group of arts educators called the Kentucky Coalition for Arts Education is pushing for the bill, called the Arts Education Equity Act, ahead of next year’s legislative session. A similar version of the bill was proposed but never received a hearing this year.

Oct 11, 2019

Drawing on 589 responses from female-identifying designers and production personnel, the study found two key obstacles faced by these groups: gender discrimination and lack of support for working parents.

Sep 26, 2019
The Statue of Liberty stands in New York Harbor in the snow.

Located in the Inwood neighborhood, the Immigrants Research and Performing Arts Center will “deliver state-of-the-art cultural space in Northern Manhattan, providing a permanent home to honor the vibrancy and history of immigrant contributions to our cultural fabric.”

Sep 18, 2019
Indiana Arts Commission

The report reflects a longitudinal study of student growth in three elementary schools with regular arts integration programs across the state over the past three years, and looks at multiple key skills and knowledge points of the students including student self-image, engagement in learning, vocabulary development, and writing skills. 

Sep 17, 2019

New Jersey has become the first state in the nation to provide universal access to arts education for all public school students. All New Jersey public schools provide some form of arts education and every student that attends a public school in New Jersey has the opportunity to participate in arts education programs as part of the regular school day.

Sep 13, 2019
Third-grader Justin Willis, 7, center, dances with his classmates during an educational outreach program. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS via Getty Images)

A study released through the Houston Education Research Consortium shows that expanding arts education in schools helped students in a few ways: boosting students’ compassion for their classmates, lowering discipline rates, and improving students’ scores on writing tests.

Aug 30, 2019
Dee and Jimmy Haslam

The Haslam 3 Foundation, funded by Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam, is donating $4.5 million for education programs at three of Cleveland's most prominent arts organizations. The largest of the grants, for $2.5 million, will go to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Receiving $1 million each are the Cleveland Orchestra and Playhouse Square.

Aug 26, 2019
Photo of Sphinx Virtuosi members in a group

For the past 23 years, Sphinx has helped increase the number of Black and Latinx classical musicians in U.S. orchestras from 1.5 percent in 1996, to 5 percent in 2019. The Detroit based organization supports musicians of all levels through education and access, artist development, performing artist programs, and arts leadership.