Resources & Reports


Seattle Arts Education Partnership

Seattle Arts Education Partnership
An overview of the Arts Education Partnership Initiative.

2009 Seattle Public Schools Survey of District Arts Activity
The final report and key findings from the OACA-funded survey of Seattle Public Schools.

2005 Survey of the Arts Community
Highlights from the 2005 survey that helped inform the work of the Arts Education Partnership Initiative.

Seattle Public Schools - Arts
The home of Seattle Public Schools' Arts Department with information and resources for educators, parents and the community. Includes "Community Arts FAQ," a useful overview of working with the district for arts groups wanting to partner with Seattle Public Schools.

Seattle Public Schools Arts eNews
A monthly eNewsletter of educational arts opportunities in the greater Seattle.and a resource for school staff, parents and community arts groups. Also includes news of funding opportunities.


Washington State

Washington State Arts Commission
Includes a section on arts in education and useful reports and publications.

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction-Arts
Includes information about state learning standards, assessments and useful links.

ArtsEd Washington
Information from the Washington Alliance for Arts Education, including programs, resources and advocacy.


National Agencies & Organizations

Americans for the Arts
Features a resource center for arts education in public schools.

Arts Education Partnership
Includes information on forums, a state policy database and numerous publications.

Guide to Online Schools
Music Resources for K-12 Teachers

Keep Arts In Schools
Information on programs, research, resources and ways to get involved.

My Child, The Arts and Learning: A Guide for Parents, Pre-K to Second Grade
(The Center for Arts Education, New York)
A free guide introducing parents to the benefits of arts education and ways they can become involved. Available in nine languages.

Parents for the Arts Advisory
An advocacy guide prepared for educators and parents, based on recent research about how to motivate parents to act on behalf of arts education.

Project Zero
An education research group at Harvard aimed at understanding and enhancing learning, thinking and creativity in the arts.

Wallace Foundation
A range of research in arts and arts education available for download from the Foundation web site.