Arts Education Data Project is a research campaign formed with the collaborative initiative between Quadrant Research and State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE). The project is a systemic and data-driven approach to charting the current status of arts education in America, providing valuable insights about arts education’s future direction, and serving to increase student participation in all schools across the United States.
The Arts Education Data Project was created and led by the arts advocate and researcher Robert Morrison of Quadrant Research in partnership with SEADAE. They undertook the project to reveal the status and condition of arts education in the more than 100,000 schools serving more than 50 million students across America. This work was informed by lessons learned from the New Jersey Arts Education Census Project in 2006.
The project works directly with State Departments of Education to acquire, format and publish state longitudinal education data into user-friendly interactive dashboards to inform policy makers, educators, research and parents about the status and condition of arts education.
Arts Education Data Project garnered grants from the CMA Foundation and The Music Man Foundation combined with support from other partners including, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, NAMM Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and Little Kids Rock. As of January 2022, more than 120 agencies and organizations across 30 states are involved in the Arts Education Data Project.