Arts

What does the research say?

International research shows that arts education can have an impact on student success, and should be a key component of every child's schooling. This section has research, tips, and reports on the state of the arts in Ontario schools.

  • 2013

    The Arts in Ontario Schools

    The Report on the Arts in Schools includes: dramatic information about the impact of family income on students’ access to things like band and choir; new data about a change.

  • 2012

    Ontario in the creative age

    Martin Prosperity Institute, 2009. Roger Martin and Richard Florida from University of Toronto’s business school were asked by Premier McGuinty to study Ontario’s changing economy and workforce and predict future.

  • 2012

    The arts in Ontario schools, 2012

    This is a chapter from the Annual Report on Ontario’s Publicly Funded Schools 2012, and includes research and analysis regarding the arts in schools. Every year, People for Education conducts.

  • 2012

  • 2011

    The arts in Ontario schools, 2011

    People for Education, 2011. This chapter from the Annual Report on Ontario’s Publicly Funded Schools 2011, includes research and analysis regarding the arts in schools.

  • 2008

    The Arts in Schools, 2008

    This is a chapter from People for Education’s Annual Report 2008, talking about the arts in schools. .

  • 2004

    The arts in schools

    People for Education, 2004. The report shows the impact of a decade of cuts to education and culture, where there is no dedicated funding for arts programs in schools.