From 1996 to 2001, the Institute, as a member of the National Arts Education Consortium, worked with five other institutes throughout the country (California Consortium for Arts Education, Florida Institute for Art Education, Nebraska Consortium for Arts Education, Ohio Partnership for the Visual Arts, and Southeast Center for Education in the Arts) to conduct a national research project that examined the issues related to making meaningful study in the arts integral to a child's education and the impact of this study upon the child's art learning as well as his or her learning in other areas of the curriculum. For an executive summary of the results of that effort, click here. The full report is included in:

National Arts Education Consortium (n.d.). Transforming education through the arts challenge: Final project report, Columbus, OH: National Arts Education Consortium.

[Copies of this report are available for purchase from the Institute.]