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Resource Room


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.


Arizona Commission on the Arts

An agency of the State of Arizona, the Arizona Commission on the Arts provides grants, programs, services and leadership in support of the arts and arts learning programs. Grants are available to support arts integration, including professional development and curriculum design. Their arts learning pages have valuable resources for Arizona schools, including a link to a monthly Arts Learning Newsletter.


Arizona Department of Education

The state department of education has many resources on arts education, including professional development, state policy regarding arts education, links to Arizona’s 2015 Arts Standards and a monthly e-newsletter.


National Endowment for the Arts

A 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.


Arts Education Partnership

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.  


National Core Arts Standards

Created by a coalition of arts education, arts and education organizations, the 2014 National Core Arts Standards provide insight into the Artistic Processes associated with arts learning. In addition, the Resource page on this website has rich research studies from The College Board, including research highlighting the connection between these arts standards and the Common Core standards (in Arizona, referred to as the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards).


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 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.


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.


Kennedy Center ArtsEdge

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.




ArtsEdSearch, a project of the Arts Education Partnership, is a 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.



Arizona Citizens for the Arts

Arizona’s statewide advocate for arts, culture and arts education, Arizona Citizens for the Arts has many tools to support arts education advocacy, including an alert tool, resources and research, as well as an arts education enewsletter.


Arizona State PTA

The Arizona State PTA celebrates arts education with the Reflections student artwork program, as well as advocate for high quality schools in our state.   


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

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.