Arts Commons Arts Education Benchmark Survey Summary

Despite overwhelming research that supports the long-term benefits of arts education and the role it has in youth development, learning, community building and employment, these benefits are not widely recognized by key stakeholder groups. To better understand this disconnect, Arts Commons conducted a Benchmark Survey with the support of Calgary Arts Development through research consulting firm Stone-Olafson in spring 2022. Three key stakeholder groups were identified and received customized surveys: educators, parents, and arts facilitators, including independent teaching artists, arts organizations, and both commercial and community organizations. The results indicated that parents were significantly unaware of the value of arts education, there is a pressing need for support and training for teachers, and finally, that there is an eagerness from artists to learn more, engage more and connect to more teaching opportunities.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 - 2:15pm