Michigan Arts Education Survey

108,000 students attend school each day without arts education.
12% of high schools do not meet the state graduation requirement of one credit in the arts.
Annual spending for curricular support of arts education averages only $4.39 per pupil in high school and only $1.67 per pupil in elementary school.


Michigan Youth Arts, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Education, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and ArtServe Michigan, has been conducting the 2011/2012 Michigan Arts Education Survey.

Built on past studies, this benchmark survey is the first time that Michigan arts education research has included information regarding the status of arts education at the school building level. It also examined the depth and breadth of student learning in the visual and performing arts: dance, drama/theatre, music, media arts and visual art.

To download the Executive Summary, click here.

To download the Full Report, click here.

To download the Press Kit, click here.

This project is made possible in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Frey Foundation, and the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation.

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