We did the research for Indiana, in Indiana.
The results are clear: Arts in the classroom make a difference for Hoosier students.
The Partnering Arts, Communities, and Education (PACE) program model embeds an artist, long-term, in a classroom to leverage the creativity of art with the goals of the classroom.
Our research shows students are more engaged in school and have better outcomes in learning when the arts are in the classroom.
Arts integration is the work of skillfully combining arts learning with other learning goals. In the PACE arts integration model, we combined arts (dance, music, visual arts, or theatre), with literacy learning for elementary school classrooms. The data clearly shows, after experiencing a PACE arts integration residency in their classroom, students were stronger writers and communicators.
As a result of participating in the PACE program, students showed tremendous growth in all areas including:
15% growth in engagement
18% growth in writing skills
Proof that PACE Works
|Partner Organization||Pilot School||Artistic Discipline||City|
|Arts for Learning||Pine Elementary School||Dance||Michigan City|
|Arts Council of Indianapolis||James Russell Lowell (IPS #51)||Theatre||Indianapolis|
|Brown County Art Guild||Van Buren Elementary School||Visual Arts||Nashville|
|Carnegie Center for Art and History||S. Ellen Jones Elementary||Visual Arts||New Albany|
|Fort Wayne Dance Collective||South Wayne Elementary School||Dance||Fort Wayne|
|Honeywell Foundation||Boulevard STEM Elementary||Visual Arts||Kokomo|
|ISU's Community School of the Arts||Meadows Elementary School||Visual Arts||Terre Haute|
|Marion Community School of the Arts||John W. Kendall Elementary||Music||Marion|
|Robinson Community Learning Center||McKinley Center||Theatre||South Bend|