Using Data as a Catalyst To Increase Arts Education across the Nation.

About the Project

The Arts Education Data Project is rooted in data reporting efforts dating back to the 1990’s. The year 2004 saw the first release of a statewide report using state department of education data. Today the Arts Education Data Project is currently working in 31 states to increase arts participation with the goal of providing arts education data to empower citizens in all 50 states.

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National Arts Education Status Report

This report provides the first-ever comprehensive review of the status and condition of music and arts education in U.S. public schools based on large-scale student participation data. 

Arts Education Data Project Participating States

Latest News

Millions of U.S. Students Denied Access to Music Education, According to First-Ever National Study

—New Music and Arts Education national report coincides with this month’s NAMM Music...

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Creativity Challenge: The State of Arts Education in California

SRI Education’s latest study, “Creativity Challenge: The State of Arts Education in...

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Forbes Magazine Features CMA Foundation & Arts Education Data Project

The CMA Foundation, the nonprofit of the Country Music Association with the...

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NCES: Arts Credits and Postsecondary Enrollment

More students who earned greater high school arts credit earning enrolled in...

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Arts Council Urges Oklahomans to Re-Prioritize Arts Education After Pandemic (The 74)

Darlene Parman, chair of the Oklahoma Arts Council, is urging students, teachers,...

1 year Ago

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About Us

Quadrant Research is a nationally recognized leader in arts and education research, analysis, and market intelligence serving the fields of culture, commerce, government and education. Quadrant Research specializes in arts education and serves the four major arts disciplines..
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Order Custom Reports

You will be able to order customized reports from an available state. You may order individual count reports or create a customized region by selecting up to 10 counties for your state.

Our Funders

Arizona Department of Education

The Arizona Department of Education provides support and guidance to...
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Arizona Commission on the Arts

The Arizona Commission on the Arts is an agency of...
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Arizona Citizens for the Arts

Arizona Citizens for the Arts promotes the value of our...
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Delaware Division of the Arts

The Delaware Division of the Arts, a branch of the...
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Delaware Arts Alliance

Delaware Arts Alliance is the unifying voice for the arts...
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Georgia Department of Education

The Georgia Department of Education is an American agency that...
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Arts Education in Maryland Schools

Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS) is committed to ensuring...
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Perpich Center for Arts Education

The Perpich Center for Arts Education’s mission is to provide...
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Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA) is a statewide arts advocacy...
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Missouri Alliance for Arts Education

The Missouri Alliance for Arts Education supports, promotes, and advocates...
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Our Partners

Alabama State Department of Education

The Alabama State Department of Education is the state agency...
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Arizona Department of Education

The Arizona Department of Education provides support and guidance to...
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Arizona Commission on the Arts

The Arizona Commission on the Arts is an agency of...
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Arizona Citizens for the Arts

Arizona Citizens for the Arts promotes the value of our...
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Arkansas Department of Education

The Arkansas Department of Education is a cabinet-level agency of...
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California Department of Education

The California Department of Education oversees the state’s diverse public...
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CreateCA

CreateCA’s  mission is to ensure ALL students are able to...
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California Alliance for Arts Education

The California Alliance for Arts Education advocates for high quality...
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Connecticut State Department of Education

The Connecticut State Department of Education is the administrative arm...
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Delaware Department of Education

To empower every learner with the highest quality education through...
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Project Team Leadership

While the Arts Education Data Project is a collaborative effort amongst
hundreds of people in dozens of organizations from across the country –
the project leadership team coordinates activities across state projects.

Patrick McCormick

Chief Data Officer

Dr. Jen Shepherd

Director of Visual Analytics

Robert B. Morrison

Project Director

Blog

Arts Council Urges Oklahomans to Re-Prioritize Arts Education After Pandemic (The 74)

Darlene Parman, chair of the Oklahoma Arts Council, is urging students, teachers,...

1 year Ago

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Arts Education Data Project Accelerates from Partnerships with CMA Foundation and The Music Man Foundation

The CMA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Country Music Association, and...

1 year Ago

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Art, music readily available in Ohio schools, and popular, too (Columbus Dispatch)

At Reynoldsburg’s Encore Academy, every class can become an art class. Instead of...

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For students in California, arts education is a civil rights issue

For every student, whether attending school virtually or in person, access to...

1 year Ago

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What Partners are Saying?

Since our September 15, 2018 launch, feedback from dashboard users is overwhelmingly positive, with recognition of the tremendous value of near real-time information about arts education opportunities for nearly 1.7 million students in preK-12 schools throughout Ohio. Public discussion has also focused on the need for higher quality annual data reporting from schools, which everyone agrees is a constructive outcome that will have long-term benefits. The data on arts courses offered in Ohio’s schools, arts student enrollment, and numbers of arts teachers not only to cast light on reasons to celebrate and areas of need, but also to help facilitate sound research to identify the contribution of arts learning to student achievement and school success.

Scott Wilson

Consultant for Fine Arts, Ohio Department of Education

For Wisconsin, the Arts Education Data Project has generated action around what is offered and who has access to courses. Specifically, arts organizations are looking at this work to see what needs may be evident from the lack of offerings in districts. From the state education agency staff, the arts have been seen, as a result of this project, as the lead in carving out a path for all content areas to follow. The next phase of our work in the state offers opportunities to identify additional needs and a building of the understanding of data and alignment to policy/programming opportunities.

Julie Palkowski

Wisconsin Department of Public

As the state that has pioneered the use of arts education data to transform our public schools we have seen a significant increase in access to arts education and participation. Since 2006 participation in school-based arts education programs has increased from 65% of all students to 80% of all students. The number of students without access has declined from more than 75,000 to just over 3,000 students. By 2020, New Jersey will become the first state in the nation to provide universal access to arts instruction. Without question, the public reporting of our data through the arts education data project made this all possible.

Dale Schmid

New Jersey State Department of Education

We initiated our Arizona Arts Education Data Project in September 2018, and already we are beginning to see the results of this effort. The quantifiable data that immediately became available to us has informed many subsequent statewide conversations and advocacy efforts, provided tangible references for funders and policymakers, and have strengthened the collaborative relationships between the Arizona Citizens for the Arts, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and the Department of Education. The platform drives our collective initiatives and validates the need for intentional supports for Arts Education across our state.

Dustin Loehr

Director of Arts Education, Arizona

In North Carolina, the arts education data project has increased funding for programming state-wide.  Conversations of change in arts education have started across NC.

Jeremy Tucker

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction