The LA County Arts Education Collective tracks and publishes reports to help the field get smarter about how to advance arts education in the County.

Arts Ed Collective 2019-20 Interim Report for Stakeholders

Friday, April 24, 2020

These are difficult times for our collective impact initiative and for the youth whose creative needs we aim to meet. With Arts Ed Collective staff working remotely and our operations running, we continue to support the field through ongoing programs, and we are adapting our work to support partners, youth, families, and the general public in response to the dynamic challenges posed by COVID-19.

Cultural Equity And Inclusion Initiative

Friday, June 15, 2018

This report outlines the Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative, an 18-month public process that led to the development of 13 recommendations to the LA County Board of Supervisors to ensure that everyone in LA County has equitable access to arts and culture, and to improve inclusion in the wider arts ecology for all residents in every community.

A Portrait of Los Angeles County

Friday, June 15, 2018

A Portrait of Los Angeles County is an exploration of how LA County residents are faring in terms of well-being and equity. It examines well-being and access to opportunity using the human development framework and index, presenting American Human Development (HD) Index scores for LA County places and demographic groups and exploring a range of critical issues, including health, education, living standards, environmental justice, housing, homelessness, violence, and inequality.

We Are In This Together: A survey of Community Arts Partners in LA County Public Schools

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

In 2013, Arts for All and the LA County Arts Commission administered a survey to arts organizations and teaching artists across the County, to find out who provided arts education services to LA County's 2,198 public schools.

Creative Work: How Arts Education Promotes Career Opportunities Beyond the Arts

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In 2013, 198,110 people in LA County were employed in 79 creative occupations. Half of those jobs did not require a bachelor’s degree. What kinds of careers are available, how well do they pay, and what training is required?

Engaging Senior Leadership to Advance Arts in Schools

Monday, April 11, 2011

An examination of Los Angeles County's Arts for All 2009-10 Leadership Fellows Program

Reinvesting in Arts Education

Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Reinvesting in Arts Education makes a compelling case for arts education and the essential role it will play in preparing students for success in the knowledge and innovation economy. This report shows us the link between arts education and achievement in other subjects. It documents that the process of making art –– whether is it written, performed, sculpted, photographed, filmed, danced, or painted –– prepares children for success in the workforce not simply as artists, but all professions.

Arts for All School Arts Survey: Measuring Quality, Access and Equity in Arts Education

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Was developed to measure access to and quality of arts instruction at the school site level as well as to develop a system for collecting and reporting the data.

Higher Education Think Tank

Arts for All: Higher Education Think Tank (Final Report)

Friday, May 7, 2010

On Friday, May 7, 2010, Arts for All in partnership with California State University at Northridge, hosted the Arts for All Higher Education Think Tank. This event brought together decision makers throughout the education community to begin to discuss how to strategically address quality arts education in teacher preparation programs in order to impact teacher practice and student learning.

The Vanguard Districts

Arts for All: The Vanguard Districts

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The following report contains findings from case studies of the first 11 districts to join the initiative, six in 2003-2004 and five in 2004-2005. These initial districts, referred to as the Vanguard Districts, developed strategic plans to guide efforts to offer sequential, standards based arts instruction for all students.