Baton Rouge Area Leadership Program

Positive Benefits (Research Studies)
Gifts of the Muse
Health Benefits of the Arts
Impact of Arts Education on Workforce Preparation National Governors Association
(A pdf of the issue brief is available at the bottom of the page.)
Positive Benefits of Choral Singing

Books mentioned

The Rise of the Creative Class ... and how it's transforming work, leisure, community, and everyday life
Strong Art, Strong Schools: The Promising Potential and Shortsighted Disregard of the Arts in American Schooling
Transforming Education through the Arts
Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the World
Why Our Schools Need the Arts
Why Our High Schools Need the Arts

Louisiana Links

Act 175 (2007) (R.S. 17:7 (26))(A copy of the arts education law (Act 75) can be found at this link.)
Louisiana Partnership for the Arts
Louisiana Alliance for Dance
Louisiana American Choral Directors Association
Louisiana Art Education Association
Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
Louisiana Educational Theatre Association
Louisiana Music Educators Association


Arts Education Partnership
National Endowment for the Arts Research Reports All research reports are freely available.
Why We're Behind: What Top Nations Teach Their Students But We Don't(PDF)


The Relationship between Music and Visual Arts Formal Study and Academic Achievement on the Eighth-Grade Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) Test.
A physical copy is available through the State Library of Louisiana.

Omar Ahmad - Political Change with Pen and Paper
Ken Robinson - Schools Kill Creativity and Changing Educational Paradigms.
Dan Pink - The Surprising Science of Motivation.



The Creativity Crisis - Newsweek - July 10, 2010
Creativity Index for Schools - Mass. Cultural Council - July 9, 2010