The Arts Education Census provides a comprehensive report on the state and condition of arts education in more than 2,300 public schools across New Jersey.
This is the fourth census following reports from 2006, 2011 and 2016. The previous census reports, and the corresponding action steps taken as a result, have been a catalyst to increased access to, and participation in, arts education across the state. Following the first census there were 77,000 students attending school every day without access to arts instruction. That number had dropped to zero in 2019 when NJ became the first state in the nation to report universal access to arts instruction for all public-school students. This represent an additional one million students participating over the past decade as a result.
Items included in the report include access and participation for all arts disciplines including music, dance theatre, visual and media arts, policies, use of technology, funding and resources, professional learning opportunities for educators and connections to arts and culture partners.
The New Jersey Arts Education Census Project is a collaborative partnership with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the New Jersey Department of Education, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Arts Ed NJ, Art Pride New Jersey Foundation and Quadrant Research
The results will be released on May 26th at 1pm at the War Memorial in Trenton
Link to register to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/310804634027
The release is followed by the 2022 New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education