In recent years many school districts have had to restructure their arts curriculums to meet the growing emphasis on standards that is central to most school reform. This unique collection is meant to assist educators, policymakers, grantmakers and other stakeholders by focusing on the potential benefits of arts education for students and communities alike, and providing examples of creative ways school districts are handling their constraints.

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Foundation Funding for Arts Education: An Update on Foundation Trends

April 10, 2015

To document the size and scope of arts education grantmaking by US foundations, Foundation Center and Grantmakers in the Arts collaborated on a 2005 report. The report examined foundation grantmaking for arts education between 1999 and 2003 and represented the most comprehensive analysis of foundation arts education support available. This new report updates the analysis of foundation arts education funding through 2012 and illustrates how support for arts education has evolved during a period of pronounced economic volatility and dramatic political and technological change.

Funding Trends

Foundation Funding for Arts Education

October 1, 2005

Examines the size and scope of arts education grantmaking by U.S. foundations in 2003, and changes in giving since 1999. Includes brief profiles of leading arts education grantmakers, demonstrating the wide variety of arts education strategies employed.

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Spotlight on Arts Education Grantmaking in the San Francisco Bay Area

October 1, 2005

This Spotlight includes side by side comparisons of arts education giving by primary purpose and by target population, illustrating how funding in the Bay Area compares with funding nationally. A mini-directory of selected San Francisco Bay Area foundations making arts education grants in the Bay Area provides basic contact information along with selected grants.

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Spotlight on Arts Education Grantmaking in Ohio

September 30, 2005

This Spotlight includes side by side comparisons of arts education giving by primary purpose and by target population, illustrating how funding in the state compares with funding nationally. A mini-directory of selected Ohio and non-Ohio foundations making arts education grants in Ohio provides basic contact information along with selected grants.

Funding Trends