Looking for more? There are great resources for support at your fingertips. The organizations and websites listed below represent a collective wealth of information about the impact of arts strategies in education collected over the last several decades at the local, state, and national level. Whether you are looking for information on a particular program, art form, curriculum, or policy, these links have something to offer.
The Kennedy Center's free digital platform for arts education, ArtsEdge hosts a wealth of easily searchable information from lesson plans to guides to articles to video.
A national coalition of education, arts, business, cultural and government organizations dedicated to securing a high-quality arts education for every young person in America. They hold national conferences, produce reports, and host a state arts education policy clearinghouse as well as the nation's first arts education research and policy database.
National Endowment for the Arts
The independendent federal agency that supports and funds the arts in multiple capacities, including arts education and arts participation. Their arts education page has links to a wealth of great information, including information about how to apply for grants and current grantees.
National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
NAfME is the national association for music education and music educators. On their website you’ll find resources about standards, professional development, lesson plans, and advocacy.
Educational Theatre Association (EdTA)
EdTA is the national association for theatre education and theatre educators. Their website provides information and opportunities for students and teachers related to professional development, networking, standards, curriculum, and advocacy.
National Art Education Association (NAEA)
NAEA is the national association for visual arts education and educators. Their website provides information everything from research and policy related to visual arts education to lessons plans and professional development.
National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)
NDEO is the national organization for dance education and dance educators. Their website provides information and resources about dance education from K-12 through colleges, universities, and performing arts organizations.
ArtsEdSearch, a project of the Arts Education Partnership, is the nation's first research and policy database dedicated to arts education. It contains over 200 vetted studies and is designed to focus on student and educator outcomes and the implications for policy.
California Alliance for Arts Education
The Alliance promotes, supports, and advocates for arts education throughout the state of California. Please see the website for more information on advocacy and current programs.
The California State PTA advocates for arts education in a number of important ways, including their Be a Hero for Arts Education campaign and the SMARTS Parents for the Arts Network.
California County Superintendents (CCSESA)
The CCSESA Arts Initiative works through the county offices of education to provide support, technical assistance, and other services aimed to bringing the arts into every classroom.
Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network
The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN) is a coalition of statewide alliances for arts education. Their website has a number of tools and resources for arts education advocacy, including an advocacy toolkit, a community audit resource, and a self-assessment.
Americans for the Arts is the nation's largest arts advocacy organization. Their Arts Education Network provides resources and professional development for arts education professionals, and on their arts education program website you can also find links to webinars and the Arts Education Navigator, a series of e-books.