The Arts in Canada: Access and Availability 2004 did not contain any survey questions specifically related to arts education. Despite this, in focus group sessions, "participants seemed to be aware of or sensitive to the notion of government cutbacks in schools and [the fact] that the arts are suffering as a result".
Arts Research Monitor articles, category = Arts education
National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth
This article in Statistics Canada's Daily compares the reading ability of 8 and 9 year-olds with their literacy skills 10 years later (at age 18 or 19). The main finding of the report is that early reading skills have an impact on literacy skills later in life, regardless of the child's background.
This Ontario report provides the first Canadian results showing a link between trained library staff and students’ reading enjoyment and achievement.
To Educate the Whole Child, Integrate the Arts: A Report on National Public Opinion Research (28 Mar 2006 | Vol. 4 | No. 10)
This report contains a number of recommendations regarding specific messages, themes and audiences for an arts education communications strategy.
Critical Evidence highlights, in non-technical language, the impacts of arts education with regard to academic achievement and student success. The report indicates that, despite strong research into the importance of arts education in a well-rounded education, "study of the arts is quietly disappearing from our schools".
Impact database: Social and economic impact of culture and major events (17 Feb 2006 | Vol. 4 | No. 9)
The Scottish "Impact" database provides bibliographical information about research into the social and economic impacts of arts, culture and events.
Similar to the Canadian Making the Case for Culture site, this California site provides information and resources related to: 1) the arts as an economic engine; 2) the arts as a catalyst for better education; 3) the arts as a foundation for health and human services; 4) the arts in civic and community participation; and 5) how "creativity sparks imagination".
Based on a survey of 1,200 American adults in March of 2004 (a different survey than that which was used to prepare The Diversity of Cultural Participation and Motivations Matter), this fact sheet highlights seven key findings regarding the arts.
Arts Education in the News and National Art Education Association
Based on the Foundation Center's database of all of the grants of $10,000 or more awarded by 1,000 of the largest U.S. foundations (representing about one-half of total U.S. foundation grants), this report "examines the distribution of arts education funding in 2003 and changes in giving since 1999".