Americans for the Arts envisions a country where everyone has access to—and takes part in—high quality and lifelong learning experiences in the arts, both in school and in the community. Through our Arts in Education grant program we invest and support schools and nonprofit organizations to strengthen the use of the arts in pre-K-12 settings while Artists Residencies support more in-depth work with artists in classrooms, with an added focus on at-risk youth.
Student learning is enhanced through arts experiences, such as: cARTwheels , which offers performances for students with less access to arts experiences; the Traditional Arts Program for Students (TAPS,) where students learn traditional arts in a hands-on after-school program; and Poetry Out Loud that encourages high school students to connect with poetry through slam poetry, spoken word and theater.
Post your favorite arts education photo on Instagram along with your #BecauseOfArtsEd story about the impact of arts education on your life. Whether you are an aspiring or current teacher, our programs will provide you with the confidence and knowledge to build literacy and engage all children, and the skills to develop curricula that integrate the arts. Teachers of non-arts subjects work alongside arts specialists and teaching artists to create collaborative lesson plans that infuse creativity into learning. Sufficient data exists to overwhelmingly support the belief that study and participation in the fine arts is a key component in improving learning throughout all academic areas. Yet some districts have made great strides toward not only revitalizing the arts but also using them to reinvent schools. Massey University’s Bachelor of Arts in Education gave me this knowledge and more.
Numerous reports discuss the ways that increased access and involvement in arts education encourage students to stay in school, succeed in school, succeed in life, and succeed in work. Its School Partnership Program sends instructors to teach visual arts and woodworking in Boston’s public schools, libraries, and community centers. Foundational education – Whatever career path you pursue, an AIE education will give you the theoretical foundation to push your practice to new levels of effectiveness and impact. By analyzing and addressing issues of equity and social justice, we believe artists and arts educators can make unique contributions to education and social change. MYRAN PARKER-BRASS: Learning and working in the arts provide students the opportunity to be creative, to be innovative, to be reflective, to learn how to work as a team. The certificate recognizes their more than 20 year commitment to expanding equitable access to quality arts education.
The University of British Columbia Art Education Program ranks in the top eight in North America and is one of two PhD programs in Canada (Concordia is our counterpart). Upon fulfilling credit requirements, students graduate with a Master of Education in Arts (M Ed).