The Arts Asset Map presents all available school-based arts programming for youth in Lane County, and visually depicts the location of these community assets. Mapped programming includes arts opportunities offered directly by schools themselves, as well as opportunities offered by arts organizations in partnerships with schools.
The Arts Asset Map was created by Lane Arts Council with support from the Culture and Education Alliance and the project's sponsors. It is Lane Arts Council’s intention that the map is utilized by schools, funders, arts organizations, parents, and government for everything from planning to marketing to fundraising. Lane Arts Council views arts asset mapping as an effective tool to guide development, support project planning, spark new partnerships, and drive future investment decisions.
The right side of the page hosts the site’s navigation tools. They include a search bar (indicated with the magnifying glass icon) and checkboxes under two main headings: Institute Types and Disciplines. When first arriving at the Arts Map, all boxes are “checked” meaning the map is displaying all school-based arts programming in all disciplines offered by schools and arts organizations.
Results are displayed in the main Arts Map and indicated by a pin. You can customize the map by unchecking boxes, leaving only the desired Institute Type and Discipline(s) to be automatically displayed by the map.
The purple circles with numbers inside indicate that there are a larger number of matches on the map than can be usefully displayed. Clicking on the purple circle zooms the map in to provide more detail on that specific cluster of matches.
When your desired search results are displayed, hover over the pins to receive an initial snapshot of the organization or school. Click on the school or organization name to be taken to a Profile Page which outlines available programs, program partners, contact information, frequency of programming, and other pertinent data.
Suggestion? Question? Comment? We look forward to hearing from you. Please contact Project Manager Kristin Monahan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arts Map project was born of the community. It was originally proffered in 2013 by a member of Lane Arts Council’s Cultural & Education Alliance who stated, addressing the many artists and school representatives who had gathered, “we are all here to increase and improve arts education, yet if we don’t know where the gaps are, we can’t begin our work in filling them.”
This project began with data collection and communication with Lane County schools and arts organizations, resulting in the Arts Map. Now, the project continues with the utilization of this data to further our work, and those of our partners, in creating more equitable opportunities for arts programming for youth.
Utilizing the Arts Map: Lane Arts Council
There are a few ways we intend to utilize this data, stated below. As the Arts Map is officially launched in November 2016, we encourage you to let us know how you or your organization or school is using this map and we look forward to updating this page throughout the year.
ArtCore Programming Related Trainings for Schools & Educators – Utilizing the Asset Map to better understand how Lane Arts Council can adapt and deploy its ArtCore Arts Integration Model to serve other low-income and rural schools in the county. ArtCore joins teaching artists with classroom teachers to jointly generate 10-week learning modules that integrate academic objectives with arts education.
Assist Schools in Placement of Teaching Artists – Working with data from the Arts Asset map, Lane Arts Council will identify and prioritize schools and districts with low to no arts programming. We will then work with these schools to help them articulate their arts needs and their capacity for arts programming. We will help them define and design programming as it relates to, and utilizes, assets in their community.
Utilizing the Arts Map: Schools and Arts Organizations
Jennifer Geller, Member of the Eugene 4J School District Board, shares, "The Arts Map will be particularly useful to the Eugene District. Our District has a long history of site-based decision making. In an era of budget cuts, this has meant that some schools have cut the arts more than others, leaving an uneven patchwork of opportunities in some areas."
Ross Anderson is Senior Lead Researcher at the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) and a Ph.D. student in Education Leadership at the University of Oregon. He shares, "Sharing this data will result in more effective arts programming and improved student outcomes of art-based skill development and knowledge. Whether through ArtCore, Artist Residencies, or simply by beginning to build the capacity of both schools and arts organizations to work more effectively together, this project represents a forward-thinking solution that enjoins the community to work upstream to build creative capital in Lane County."