This programĀ supports the "enhancement, expansion, documentation, evaluation, and dissemination of innovative, cohesive models that are based on research and have demonstrated that they effectively:

  • Integrate standards-based arts education into the core elementary and middle school curriculum;
  • Strengthen standards-based arts instruction in these grades;
  • Improve students' academic performance, including their skills in creating, performing, and responding to the arts.

Estimated total program funding is $2,047,326, with six awards expected.