About the Governor’s Arts Learning Task Force

Governor Deal officially appointed the members of the Arts Learning Task Force in June 2014. Their first meeting took place in August 2014. The Task Force met regularly over the course of a year to conduct site visits, hold discussions with practitioners and experts, and examine model programs.


In the Governor’s executive order, the Task Force was charged with two responsibilities:


1) To make recommendations to prepare the state to effectively improve the educational achievement and attainment of students through the creation of robust arts learning environments, which may include discipline-based arts education and arts integration.


2) Provide recommendations and support the state’s position in research and development related to and arising out of the integration of arts education into K-12 classrooms, including an examination of existing model arts education initiatives within Georgia and the experiences of other states and school districts.


The Task force delivered their recommendations related to their charge in August 2015.


Arts Learning Task Force Executive Order


Arts Learning Task Force Press Release


Arts Learning Task Force Members


Meeting Records