New Opportunities for Interest Driven Arts Learning in a Digital Age

How much are young people engaged in artistic activtity? How much is their “interest-driven arts learning” combined with the power of digital technology? This report is a step in trying to understand the new territory. It gives a rundown of scholarship in the areas of arts and out-of-school-hours learning; offers a framework for thinking about interest-driven arts learning in a digital age; examines young people’s media consumption; provides a survey of youths’ creative endeavors online and elsewhere, along with a look at the proliferation of technologies that young people are using in the arts; and concludes with thoughts about challenges and possibilities for the future.

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