Various studies and programs have pointed out how participation in arts, culture and humanities can be instrumental in the development of successful communities.
The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County (formerly Sarasota County Arts Council)will participate continuously in research and programs to measure the economic and academic impact of arts and culture, our role within the community, and opportunities to support and increase community development through the arts.
Below you will find information on recent local and national arts assessments.
NAEP 2008 Arts Education Assessment
The United States government includes the arts disciplines in the "Nation's Report Card," and by doing so, underscores the arts as core academic material and fundamental to the quality of American life.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2008 assessment was administered to students at grade 8 in schools across the country from January through March of 2008. The assessment measures skills in music and visual arts.
The report was release on June 15, 2009.
You can view a summary of the report by clicking on the image to the right. The full report is also available on the NAEP Website.
Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice 2007 Arts and Culture Assessment
The summary report of the assessment was released on April 11, 2007.
You can view a summary report of the assessment by clicking on the image to the right. The full report is also available on the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice's Website.