To encourage the study of the arts by students, Pre-Kindergarten to grade 12, to help them develop arts literacy and lifelong skills that enhance their innate creativity and ability to make critical evaluations, as well as provide tools for better communication. Partnering with Vans Custom Culture, Americans for the Arts has designed the Arts Education Navigator, a series of e-books covering a variety of topics with the purpose of helping educators, students, and advocates alike navigate the complex field of arts education.
Horne, a classically trained pianist and founder of the Phoenix Baroque Ensemble, hasn’t yet achieved his objective, but he has made progress: He pushed through higher standards for arts education, appointed an arts specialist in the state Department of Education, and steered $4 million in federal funds under NCLB to support arts integration in schools throughout the state.
Whatever NCLB says about the arts, it measures achievement through math and language arts scores, not drawing proficiency or music skills. NCLB, enacted in 2001, included art as one of the ten core academic subjects of public education, a designation that qualified arts programs for an assortment of federal grants. The National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) invests in innovative initiatives to support instructional practice, research, and leadership in visual arts education. Below are some talking points about both the importance of arts education, as well as the decline of arts education in our country. SPARC Pinata workshop at Fort Greene Grant Square Senior Center with Artist Meghan Keys.
National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the tranformative power of the arts in education. In 2015-16, the Ontario Arts Council funded 1,676 individual artists and 1,125 organizations in 209 communities across Ontario for a total of $50.5 million. The toolkit gives organizations detailed information about how to plan, run, provide training, and evaluate arts programs for at-risk youth. A donation to our cause will help us ensure that other arts supporters like you have all the tools and resources they need in order to effectively convey the importance of arts education to anyone. Describe what you are doing now in work and life and how arts education has a positive impact with a photo! Supporting and developing the arts teaching workforce of classroom teachers, teaching artists, and arts education leaders.
The Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis (A&E) and Wells Fargo Advisors recently announced a continued partnership in the areas of arts and culture. This program will bring new opportunities for Artists and Arts Educators to work in the Sarasota County Public Schools in 2012 and beyond.