Websites, Videos, Podcasts, & Databases

Websites, Videos, Podcasts, & Databases


Websites: Advocates for After School Programs

Afterschool Alliance  Research, funding, and additional information and links are available through Afterschool Alliance. Non-Wisconsin clients can search for resources in their respective states by following applicable links.


The Arts in After School Programs  As quoted in this article, "A quality Arts program can help children develop the four Cs".  Is "curiosity" one of them? Read to find out!


Arts After School  Are you interested in what the research says specific to the Arts in after-school programs?  Here's a great place to start.  The information presented is brief and to-the-point, displayed in a clear-cut bulleted fashion.


Supercharge Your Child's I.Q.  Arts education research


America For the Arts



  • Why Arts Education is Important, and Who's Doing it Best  " 'Art does not solve problems, but makes us aware of their existence,' sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz has said. Arts education, on the other hand, does solve problems. Years of research show that it's closely linked to almost everything that we as a nation say we want for our children and demand from our schools: academic achievement, social and emotional development, civic engagement, and equitable opportunity." (Fran Smith)



The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) provides research and other information regarding the arts in education.  


Wired Magazine

  • Revenge of the Right Brain  "Logical and precise, left-brain thinking gave us the Information Age.  Now comes the Conceptual Age -- ruled by artistry, empathy, and emotion."  Daniel Pink, Editor:  "Wired Magazine"


The following databases contain research based on Arts education.  Use the links provided, or conduct your own searches within the provided sites.