School’s Out, Advocacy Continues!

Congratulations to the Americans for the Arts’ Arts Education Council, whose advocacy efforts succeeded in restoring funds to the San Diego Unified School District’s Visual and Performing Arts Department.  On June 21, their relationship building and continued advocacy efforts led to a unanimous vote by the board of education that ensured full funding to arts

It’s a Win for the Arts in Washington State!

2011: Congratulations to our friends and partners at 4Culture, whose future became ensured with the passing of SB 5834, a bill that allocates public funding for local arts and heritage communities.  For over twenty years, 4Culture has provided support for the visual and performing arts, public art, heritage programs, cultural development of the region, and

Up For Discussion: the Future of Arts Education

“People see the arts as entertainment or a fringe benefit, but they don’t see them as being critical to our children’s future,” said the moderator of a recent panel discussion held at Art Center Sarasota.  Topics discussed included the value of a solid arts curriculum in programs and schools, as well as various studies that

Arts Education Meets Technology

Alabama has found great success in a new approach to arts education instruction by utilizing technology.  Through their ACCESS program, every school in the state has been provided with videoconferencing equipment to support arts education in interactive and creative ways.  The popularity of this approach has generated ideas about how to further arts education efforts