Arts education can expand creativity, teach diversity, build community and preserve cultural traditions. Nearly every school now offers at least some arts instruction and cultural programming, yet in 2007-08, only 45 percent of elementary schools and 33 percent of middle schools provided education in all four required art forms, according to an analysis by the New York City Department of Education , and only 34 percent of high schools offered students the opportunity to exceed the minimum graduation requirement.
The Measuring Up project is a partnership initiative of the NH Department of Education (NHDOE), the NH State Council on the Arts (NHSCA) and the Arts Alliance of Northern NH (AANNH). Parker-Brass built a team to support her arts teachers, and she fine-tuned outside partnerships already in place.
The Arts Education Task Force (AETF) has been a standing committee of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County (formerly Sarasota County Arts Council)since 1988. For example, a 2005 report in Illinois found almost no opposition to arts education among principals and district superintendents, yet there were large disparities in school offerings around the state. We are proud to have strong, collaborative relationships with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI, our state department of education) and ArtsEd Washington , a statewide arts education alliance. A new way to support the arts in your community and engage during National Arts and Humanities Month.
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.
One student laments, I wish I lived in a different area where I’d have the chance to play music.” These are comments made by Oklahoma school children who took part in a comprehensive survey on music education in the state. Build support for arts education with educators, public policy makers, and the general public.