Arts Education


South Arts has released the results of multi-year research investigating arts education in the South. The reports, Arts Education in the South Phase I: Public School Data and Principals’ Perspectives and Arts Education in the South Phase II: Profiles of Quality, look at access to and quality of arts education in K-12 public schools in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee through a set of quantitative and qualitative research.

The reports were commissioned by South Arts with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and nine participating state arts agencies. The first phase of the research was compiled with data collected from 4,400 principals (29.3% of those in the region). The second phase of the research includes nine case studies of model programs conducted by the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Use the links below to download the reports and additional data.

Arts Education in the South Phase I

Arts Education in the South Phase I

Arts Education in the South Phase I:
Public School Data and Principals’ Perspectives

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Arts Education in the South Phase II

Arts Education in the South Phase II

Arts Education in the South Phase II:
Profiles of Quality

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