Statistics of Interest

Over 10,000 students in Detroit alone lack art, not including the suburban schools cutting the minutes of art or completely eliminating art classes.

Art Road currently teaches at Edison Elementary School in Detroit. We are able to teach the 400 students art class twice per month currently at Edison. Our students range in age from 6 to 12. And class sizes are large: about 30 students per class.

Art Road has grown to teach 800 more students at the Charles Wright Academy of Arts & Science in Detroit, with the same program we pioneered at Edison Elementary.

In January 2014 we grew our program to Charles L. Spain Elmentary in Detroit, serving 300 more students.

The art classes are now a most important part of the children's lives. Our interest in bringing art class back to schools is echoed by the following:



from the National Endowment for the Arts:
"The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth: Findings from Four Longitudinal Studies"
is a 28-page pdf with a wealth of information. Download it and see how art education = achievement!

Sir Ken Robinson talks about creativity and the impact of schools. View video from the TED conference.

Read More Art, Better Schools, by Tamim Ansary. It posits that adding arts back to the schools and would lead to a better society

Too Often Music Dies in City Schools article by Jeff Gerritt speaks to the decline of instrumental education and how it may be causing a decline in enrollment.

Report says think about this: $1 of state investment in arts and culture creates $51 for economy Article in Crain's Michigan Business speaks to the importance of funding for the arts.



Video: Promoting saving of arts education in Los Angeles. "Turns out they are stealing art from America's children. No more art or music classes in schools. Go to if you want to help get it back."

Video: Budget Cuts Headed to Public Education in Michigan. Gary G. Naeyaert, Michigan Association of Public School Academies Vice President of Public Relations & Legislative Affairs, outlines the impact on your school of reductions in the state school aid budget and how to access federal stimulus funds (ARRA) to offset these reductions.

New York Study Links Highest Graduation Rates to Access to Arts Education. Read about it and download the report here.


Art is Everywhere, For Everyone video above from Artserve Michigan on Vimeo.