The Arts Education Partnership is a national coalition of more than 100 education, arts, business, cultural, government, and philanthropic organizations. AEP was established in 1995 by the National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S. Department of Education, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).
AEP is widely recognized as the leading source of objective and nonpartisan information about current and emerging arts education research, policies, issues, and activities of national significance. It is also the nation’s first online research and policy clearinghouse focused entirely on student and educator outcomes associated with arts learning in and out of school. Access a synopsis of high-quality, evidence-based research that documents student learning outcomes associated with an education in and through music. Click here.
AEP Partners and their constituents do the on-the-ground work every day of making the case for arts education as a critical component of a complete education. AEP strives to make that job easier by providing accessible, easy-to-read language that is supported by evidence from the latest research. Access the ArtsEdSearch database here.