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  • 1. Arts Education: The Quest for Survival Arts & Humanities Presentation

2. 3.

  • Why are the Arts and
  • Arts Education Important?
      • Economic Impact
      • Educational Growth
      • Cultural Awareness
      • & Appreciation

4. Arts and Prosperity: The Impact of Arts on Ohio's Economy "Cultural activities attract tourists and spur the creation of ancillary activities, such as restaurants, hotels and the services needed to support them. Cultural facilities and events enhance property values, tax resourcesand overall profitability for communities.In doing so, the arts become a direct contributor to urban and rural revitalization. - the National Governor's Association. Art & Economic Impact 5.

  • The following are considered "Arts" when looking at Economic Impact:
    • Museums and Collections
    • Performing Arts
    • Visual Arts/Photography
    • Film, Radio and Television
    • Design and Publication
    • Schools and Services

Art & Economic Impact 6.

  • How do theArts impact Ohio's economy?
    • Contribute morethan $25 billion to Ohio's economyannually
    • Support231,200 jobsin Ohio's economy annually
    • Generate $ 1.06 billion in state and local tax revenuesannually
    • Generate$1.78 billion on federal tax revenuesannually
    • Are spread throughout Ohio and are present in urban, rural and suburban areas
  • Source: Ohio's Arts - A Foundation of Innovation, Creativity and Economic Strength, Bowling Green State University

Art & Economic Impact 7.

  • Education
    • Although the arts are recognized as a core academic subject in Ohio and across the U.S.,
    • access to arts education in Ohio schools is uneven and resources for teaching the arts vary
    • from district to district and school to school.Music and visual arts classes are widely
    • available, but theater and dance courses are less common.
  • 29% of school districts in Ohiodo not have an arts education curriculum that aligns with the Ohio Fine Arts Academic Content Standards. The number of arts-related field trips has declined significantly in the last 20 years.
    • While Ohio schools have much to be proud of regarding arts education, challenges remain.
    • Teachers, parents, school administrators, representatives of higher education, policy-
    • makers and individuals from state-level education and arts education organizations need to
    • work together to ensure that all students have access to a high-quality education that
    • includes the arts.

8. The Proof That Arts Education is Vital to Growing Stronger Students A Case Study in Stark County Courtesy of: Art & Educational Growth 9. Background Key Elements In the last four years the Stark County Arts Council has awarded $200,000 in SmArts grants to 55 Stark County schools which have reached 10,000 kids.Most SmArts grants are given out for short projects of one or two months in duration. We are doing this so that any school in Stark County can try out SmArts in their classrooms, says Sarah Shumaker, ArtsinStarks Outreach Coordinator, who oversees the SmArts Program. in order to be able to collect the data necessary to see if results are statistically significant, ArtsinStark awarded special 36-month grants to three Stark County School systems.One school building in each school system set up SmArts learning objectives and measurable goals, and built a 36-month project to improve learning. That project consisted of artists-in-residence team teaching both basic curriculum and their art form. The results are AMAZING Art & Educational Growth 10. Example #1 Jackson Local Schools, Canton Year one results showed that a test group of 6th graders involved inthe SmArts totally outperformed a control group that was notinvolved, and did so at the statistically significant level of 95%.RESULT:Arts in Stark proved integrating arts into this classroomsupercharged learning.Art & Educational Growth 11. Example #2 Faircrest Memorial Middle School, Canton The 36-month goal was to increase state reading test scores for a group of 6th graders by 15%.At the end of the first 12 months, test scores had improved a solid 4% towards the achievement of that goal.Its important to note that the same group of students is being followed as they proceed through 6th and 7th and 8th grades.RESULT: Arts In Stark had a solid beginning towards showing how using the arts with the same group of students over time can improve learning.Art & Educational Growth 12.

  • Example #3 Gorrell Elementary, Massillon
  • The goal of was to increase 4th grade reading scores by
  • 5% over the first 12 months.Reading scores actually went up by
  • 11% . The Stark Educational Partnership decided to compare the
  • results at Gorrell with other elementary schools in Massillon
  • across a range of subjects, not just those for which students were
  • originally being tested.
  • While 4th grade writing scores in Massillon public schools
  • ingeneral improved by 2% last year --- at Gorrell they jumped by
  • 23%.Thats more than a 1,000 percent difference!
  • RESULTS: These numbers are demonstrating the sheer power of the arts
  • when it comes to increasing test scores for students.

Art & Educational Growth 13. Summary

    • Action
    • Education
    • Community Outreach
    • Public Relations and Awareness
    • Funding


  • Actions Recommend to Save Arts Education & GROW the Arts
      • Protect Ohios Quality of Life
      • Connect Ohioans to Arts and Culture
      • Help Citizens of all Ages Learn and Thrive Through the Arts
      • Establish Arts and Culture as a Partner in
      • Community,
      • Regional and State Development
      • Develop Leadership for Arts and Culture

15. The community arts and cultural organizations go about the vitally important work of bringing the benefits of the arts imagination, captivation, renewal and connection to the long arc of human accomplishmentto individuals and audiences across the state. Not only has Ohios cultural landscape evolved over the years, but so have the ways in which individuals and audiences participate in the arts. Changes in participation reflect changes in the arts, society, the economy, technology, communication and how people live their lives. Todays arts consumers, especially younger generations, want to be more than patrons or subscribers; they crave interactive and immersive experiences and seek out opportunities to become involved and create on a personal level, often in virtual space. While these changes present some challenges, they also provide enormous opportunities for arts and cultural organizations We are demonstrating the sheer power of the arts when it comes to increasing test scores for students. Community Outreach 16.

  • Public Relations and Awareness
    • Support the nonprofit cultural component of Ohios creative
    • economy(e.g., arts and cultural organizations and artists) through grants,
    • resources and services.
    • Recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Ohio artists
  • fellowships, awards, residencies, special initiatives.
    • Publish the Ohio Arts Festival and Competitions Directory to increase
    • cultural participation in community arts festivals that boost cultural
    • tourism and galvanize civic engagement, volunteerism and local pride.
    • Ensure that children have access to high-quality, educational experiences
    • that nurture creativity through the outstanding nonprofit arts and cultural
    • organizations.
    • Support for activities to reach underserved areas and populations, which
    • include rural or isolated communities, people of color, people
    • with disabilities, children and older adults .

17. Economics / Funding The depth and breadth of the arts infrastructure in Ohio is one of our states proudest achievements and the envy of many other states. As part of Ohios creative economy, arts and cultural organizations provide direct economic benefits to the state and local communities by creating jobs, attracting new investments, generating tax revenues and stimulating tourism and consumer purchases. An essential component of Ohios creative economy is its nonprofit artsand cultural sector. This sector helps Ohio attract and retain businesses and people, support community redevelopment, generate new tax revenues and bolster local economies. Ohios creative economy includes a large collection of arts-related businesses and activities, representing an opportunity to leverage economic growth and create desirable new jobs. Support individual artists as creative entrepreneurs and fund community efforts that address creative economic growth through job creation and matching income stimulus, revitalized communities and downtowns, and cultural tourism. 18. Economics / Funding- AModel To Consider Denvers Dedicated Arts Funding Denvers seven-county Scientific and Cultural Facilities District shows the breadth of thereturns on public investment in the arts. Created in 1988 as the result of a cultural plan,the district dedicates 1/10th of 1 percent of its sales tax (a penny for every 10 dollars) toits arts and culture organizations, including the science and natural history museums. This tax generates approximately $42 million annually, or $16 per capita, for unrestrictedoperating support. This revenue source has helped stabilize the cultural community, providing a reliable level of support, thereby increasing the capacity of these organizations to serve the public.Accessand exposure to the arts for school children increased 104 percent over 10 years andtotal community attendance more than doubled. 19. Education Successful societies will be those that invest in human capital so that citizens are prepared to use their creative talents to fuel innovation in multiple sectors - business, education, health, government. Arts education is essential. A strong background in the arts helps students develop the necessary skills for becoming the innovators, problem solvers and collaborators the world needs. Research shows that involvement in the arts elevates academic performance, deters delinquency and raises graduation rates. Learning doesnt stop once formal schooling is complete. People continue to learn throughout life in ways that are flexible and diverse. It is a continuous process that includes mastering skills as well as acquiring the knowledge that contributes to the complete development of mind and body, intelligence, sensitivity, aesthetic appreciation and spirituality.