ArtsEdSearch is the nation's hub for research
on the impact of the arts in education.

You can find summaries of relevant studies by using the search box below,
or by browsing research by outcome.

The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) believes that the arts are an essential component of the education necessary for all students to succeed in school, work, and life. ArtsEdSearch is a clearinghouse of research on the outcomes of arts education for students and educators, both during and outside the school day.

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AEP is guided by our 2020 Action Agenda for Advancing the Arts in Education. Its focus is on effecting state and local policy and practice changes that support expanded access to quality arts learning opportunities. Through ArtsEdSearch, we compile, summarize, and organize research conducted on the impact of the arts in education to inform policies and practices across the following four priority areas:

Raising Student Achievement

Learning in the arts prepares students for success in college and beyond. See related studies.

Supporting effective educators and school leaders

Arts education supports effective instruction and engagement. See related studies.

Transforming the teaching and learning environment

Arts education improves school climate and culture and better engages schools with their communities. See related studies.

Building Leadership Capacity and Knowledge

Research can be used to help leaders know more about the benefits of arts education for all students. See how AEP is doing this.