Research & Advocacy
AZ Arts Education Research
Arizona Arts Education Data Project
The Arts Education Data Project is a report by the Arizona Department of Education and the Arizona Commission on the Arts which offers new insights into arts instruction access and participation rates in Arizona schools. Quadrant Research prepared the report which features analysis of all available school enrollment data self-reported through the Arizona Department of Education’s SLDS system by schools across the state, both traditional public schools and charter, grades pre-K through 12 for the 2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 2015-2016 school years. Among the findings: as of 2016 only 65% of K-8 students had access to both music and art instruction.
This interactive dashboard is the most comprehensive analysis to-date of Arizona Student access and participation in Arts Education courses. Interested in learning about Arts Education access in your county? The dashboard can tell you that. What about 5th grade enrollment in dance at your district? The dashboard can tell you that. For the first time, we can clearly analyze student access and participation in the arts by geographic location, economical demographic, by artistic discipline- for EVERY school in Arizona!
Interested in the full Executive Summary, or would you rather just look at the highlights? Either way, we are working hard to better frame the Arts Education landscape as it truly exists in each of our Arizona schools.
We are very proud to share this information with you, adding to transparency and choice for you and your student(s).
Arizona Arts Education Census Reports
2010 Arizona Arts Education Census
2014 Arizona Arts Education Census Update
Arizona Arts Education Census Interactive Website
Now you can review the latest data on access to arts education in Arizona schools via an interactive website. Click here to begin exploring the data.
Americans Speak Out About The Arts in 2018 ~ Public Opinion Poll
This is What Americans Say About the Arts in 2018.
Arizonans Speak Out About The Arts in 2018: An In-Depth Look at Perceptions and Attitudes About the Arts PDF.
AzCA Arts Education Initiative
In order to inform the creation of this Initiative, the committee and consultants sought comprehensive input from across the state of Arizona through listening sessions and a survey; conducted interviews with similar organizations across the country; and reviewed literature and studies.
Read the Report from the initial work of this Initiative
Arts Advisory & Action Committee
■ Fall 2017 A3C Report
■ A3C FY18 Summative Report
■ A3C FY18 May Presentation – Voice-Over PPT Recording
ADE has partnered with Arizona Commission on the Arts (ACA), and together, ADE and ACA will tour the state to engage stakeholders within their own communities. These meetings are free and open to the public. We encourage teachers, teaching artists, community arts organizations, administrators, parents, and policymakers to attend an event in YOUR area! Data collected through this community will be reviewed by our RTAC Leadership Team, and communicated to education and state leaders.
For more information about this advocacy group and joining A3C, contact [email protected] or call (602) 542-5179.