ArtsEdWA In the News: Arts Education Month

We’d like to thank our friends and partners for acknowledging our leadership and role in Arts Education Month! Arts Education Partnership Association of Washington School Principals City of Seattle Dance Educators Association of Washington Maple Elementary School PTSA Mixx 96.1 State Arts Action Network State Board of Education Washington Association of School Administrators Washington Music

Kevin Spacey Advocates for Arts Education Funding

Examiner.com, April 6, 2011 Actor Kevin Spacey has been on the arts advocacy circuit: he spoke at Capitol Hill commemorating Arts Advocacy Day, gave the keynote address at the Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy at the Kennedy Center, and made an appearance on Hardball with Chris Matthews – all to advocate for

It’s a Fact: the Demand for Creativity is on the Rise

Read about the important role that art and design plays in our everyday lives.  The Ringling College of Art and Design presents data that indicates just how influential the arts are on our economic well-being and future. Learn more about how arts funding in our own state is in jeopardy and find out how you

ArtsEd WA In the News: ArtWorks – No Child Artist Left Behind

City Arts Magazine, October 31, 2010 City Arts magazine examines student engagement in school and how the arts play a role.  The article, by Tim Appelo, features insight from ArtsEd Washington Executive Director, Una McAlinden. It also highlights Carnation Elementary School and their student successes through their participation in ArtsEd Washington’s Principal Arts Leadership program.

Doing Well and Doing Good by Doing Art

The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) Wire summarizes the findings and updates of James Catterall’s recently released study of approximately 25,000 secondary school students initially carried out in the 1990s over a four-year period. The original research found significant connections between high involvement in arts learning and general academic success with strong links to pro-social outcomes

Is Creativity the #1 Skill for the 21st Century?

From Psychology Today: the Working Creativity blog authored by Mark Batey, Ph.D., discusses how, against a backdrop of uncertainty, economic turmoil and unprecedented change a new picture is emerging of the skills and traits for success (and perhaps even simply survival) in the modern era.  At the heart of this essential skill set for the future