The New York State Alliance for Arts Education
in collaboration with the New
York State Education Department is pleased
to announce an exciting new state-wide census
of Arts Education programming, opportunities,
and resources of every public school in the
The NYS Arts Education Survey was distributed
as part of the annual Basic
Educational Data System (BEDS) survey to
every school in New York State during October.
This is the first time Arts Education has been
examined this closely in New York State via
the BEDS program.
NYS Arts Education Survey will consist of
a total of ten questions collecting data in
the areas of:
- Arts Instruction (Visual Arts, Music, Theatre
- Resources (Supplies, Materials and Equipment)
- Facilities (Classroom Space)
- Support (Funding / Professional Development
view the actual survey, click here.
See pages 12 & 13.
data collected from the NYS Arts Education
Survey will provide an improved view into
the Arts Education programming offered to
students in New York State.
development for over a year, this distribution
of the NYS Arts Education Survey comes on
the heels of a letter issued by Secretary
of Education Arne Duncan, reinforcing the
Arts as an integral part of the core educational
curriculum in the US. Click here
to read the letter.
based on the data collected by the survey
are scheduled to be released by the New York
State Alliance for Arts Education during the
Summer of 2010.
NEED YOUR HELP!
is calling on all Arts Education advocates
who are part of school communities to be aware
of this project, and to seek out opportunities
to become involved in the BEDS survey / NYS-AES
completion. While this year’s BEDS
survey has been completed, school responses
are available for review and revision through
January 30, 2010. We encourage you
to find out who in your building is responsible
for the completion of the BEDS survey and
offer your help in ensuring that the data
that has been submitted is as complete and
accurate as possible. Through your efforts,
we can ensure the best possible outcomes from
this project. The compiled information will
become a valuable tool in future efforts advocating
for Arts Education in New York State!
always – NYSAAE welcomes those who are interested
in supporting our efforts!
Individual Advocates can join for only $35!
Click here to find
is also exploring potential funders who might
be interested in providing financial support
to the analysis, synthesis and distribution
of the results of the survey. Should you have
any suggestions on corporate, foundation,
or private funders who might have interest
in this project, please contact Jeremy
Johannesen or call 518-474-4589