Provides resources to advocate for arts education from the Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership.
A report that demonstrates the value of incorporating the arts and culture into their continuing economic development strategies.
Provides user-friendly summaries and overviews of arts education research focused entirely on student and teacher outcomes of arts learning in and out of school.
Shows how the arts shape the skills that 21st century employees need to succeed.
This report summarizes the status of arts education in Montana using data collected from 313 of Montana’s 847 elementary, middle and secondary schools statewide.
A briefing from the NGA Center for Best Practices illustrates how states are expanding international trade opportunities through culture.
An issue brief from the NGA Center for Best Practices shows how states are turning to arts-based economic development strategies to revive rural economies.
Critics argue that the U.S. government’s attempt to catch up with China and India’s advances in science education lacks the creative component of the arts.
A report to the Montana Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity prepared by Stuart Rosenfeld of Regional Technology Strategies, Inc.
Designed for the arts and aging service fields, this toolkit explains why and how older adults benefit from participating in professionally conducted community arts programs and offers detailed advice and examples on program design, implementation and evaluation.
Report shows that the artists of Montana have a substantial economic impact on the state of over $233 million in 2003. There are over 5,800 artists – performing and visual artists, writers, photographers, crafts people, etc. – in Montana, per the 2000 U.S. census, equaling one out of every 80 people in Montana’s labor market. There are almost as many artists making their living in Montana as there are employed by the forest services, and there are more people employed as artists than in the mining industry.
A study using as a basis National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Employment data from the 2010 U.S. census.
Prepared by the Arts Education Partnership (AEP); shows conclusively that music education equips students to learn, facilities student academic achievement and develops the creative capacities for lifelong success.
A report focusing on the roles that arts, culture and design can play as states seek to create jobs, boost their economies and transition to an innovation-based economy.
An issue brief from the NGA Center for Best Practices shows how states can foster thriving film, television and media arts industries.
This report represents an in-depth review of the current condition of arts education, including an update of the current research base about arts education outcomes, and an analysis of the challenges and opportunities in the field that have emerged over the past decade.
A survey of Montana non-profit arts organizations to assess how arts and cultural programs contribute to the state economy.
Reveals how the arts revitalize communities, contribute to a region’s innovation habitat, and help states remain competitive in today’s economy.
An issue brief from the NGA Center for Best Practices showcases many strategies states use to engage communities in reading programs and literary activities.
An NEA repot that shows that despite mounting evidence of its role in student achievement, arts education is disappearing in the schools that need it most.
Scientific American - A growing group of advocates believe that STEM is missing a key component – the Arts.
Provides step-by-step instructions and a databank of facts for would-be advocates.
Ranks Montana first in the nation in entrepreneurship and innovation.