As participation in the arts has exponentially increased, Duval County students are subsequently doing better in school, ranking top in the nation for math and reading, competing and winning nationally in the arts, and graduating at record-high rates. However, without reliable data on arts education in schools – especially in large districts like Duval County – it is difficult for communities to understand the impact, equity and standards of quality arts learning. CAP intends to show that the arts add up in Jacksonville. 

In 2019, AGC Jacksonville and Ingenuity Inc. began the first phase of this effort by developing and implementing the Landscape of Education in the Arts in Duval (LEAD) Report, a survey to assess arts education opportunities in all K-12 Duval County Public Schools. A survey was created and tailored for all DCPS schools that was administered in 2019 and a subsequent survey for arts partners such as museums, community centers and grantors was deployed in 2020. 

CAP and AGC Jacksonville, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Chicago-based Ingenuity, have implemented the artlook® mapping system in Jacksonville to continually update and assess the local landscape of arts education. 

This project is community-driven, supported and implemented through collaboration with local arts organizations, funders and experts. CAP and AGC Jacksonville are proud to have made Jacksonville one of many cities across the country participating in the artlook® project. 

To get your organization on artlook® map click here. If you already have an artlook® map profile, update your profile here. By keeping your profile up to date, you can discover new ways to connect with schools and show the community how they can further support arts education in Jacksonville.