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.
Since 2002, when the Blueprint was adopted, much progress has been made toward achieving its vision and many new partners have been engaged in the process. 
These Arts Education Performance Indicators (AEPI) document the status of arts education in each of the County’’s 82 school districts. As the first ongoing examination of arts education in Los Angeles County, this report provides a framework to evaluate self-reported school district data on critical success factors for arts education.
Los Angeles County Regional Blueprint for Art presents a comprehensive series of policy changes, educational initiatives, and establishment of a new infrastructure to promote systemic and balanced provision of the arts, and identifies the roles of key stakeholders. The Blueprint proposes that systemic change can only occur through the cooperative participation of all stakeholders and by working to develop supportive policy and action at each level of involvement.