Policymakers and communities urgently need data to address the pandemic’s impact on students’ participation in arts education. Data can also expose structural inequities that deny students of color and students from low-income households access to the fortifying power of the arts in their schools. The Arts Education Data toolkit will help you find, analyze and report on such data, which most states already collect.
The National Endowment for the Arts has released new guidelines for its Grants for Arts Projects funding category. Under Arts Education, the Collective Impact project type now includes funding opportunities to establish an arts education data initiative, based on steps outlined in the Arts Education Data Toolkit. Data on arts education will be critical to gauging and addressing the pandemic’s impact on children’s and youths’ opportunities to learn in and through the arts.
The Arts Education Division of the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the Education Commission of the States, will present a Zoom webinar on the Arts Education Data Toolkit on March 24, 2021 at 3:00 pm ET. The webinar will include an overview resources in the toolkit and live Q&A.