Woodworth, K. R., Petersen, D. M., Kim, D. H., and Tse, V. (2009). An unfinished canvas. Local partnerships in support of arts education in California. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.
A team of SRI researchers conducted case studies of partnerships between districts and arts organizations in six diverse California communities in spring 2008. The case study sites were selected for their particular arts education activities and diverse contexts and, as a result, do not offer generalizable data about partnerships between school districts and arts organizations in California. Instead, we highlight the ways that a sample of partnerships promotes arts education in California elementary schools to inform others who may be interested in building partnerships between school districts and arts organizations.