A study to be released today by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum suggests that it does, citing improvements in a range of literacy skills among students who took part in a program in which the Guggenheim sends artists into schools. Studies show that the arts have a positive effect on student learning across the curriculum. The Arts Education Directory may be thought of as a directory of high quality, sub-contractual resources, predominately professional artists who teach. The philosophy of the North High School Fine Arts Department faculty is to offer students a well-rounded curricular experience that includes exposure to genres of music and art in a wide variety of creative and re-creative settings. Grants of £100 to £1500 are available to Arts Award centres in England working on Arts Award projects with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue.