You Can’t Breathe the Air and Not Participate

Posted by Ms. Kathy Jennings, Jul 25, 2016 0 comments

Everyone has to be part of the change. We have an obligation not to just sit and complain. If you’re not part of the process, you can’t complain about the outcome. I was one of the skeptics—I questioned often, “Is this real?” And in seven years, I’ve watched this place change and then go back, move forward and then fall back. But this time feels different.

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Living Up to the Promises We Made

Posted by Mr. Clayton W. Lord, Jul 25, 2016 0 comments

We are, with this post, launching our first ever blog salon populated by posts from across the staff of Americans for the Arts. As part of our broader work on cultural equity, and our ongoing commitment to being transparent about the internal process we’re going through to become a more equitable organization, we invited our colleagues to reflect on what it means to work toward cultural equity.

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Five Ways Arts Education Is Closing Opportunity Gaps in Guilford County

Posted by Nathan Street, Jul 20, 2016 0 comments

With the help of local partnerships, our public school district of 72,000 students—66 percent of whom are minorities, and 62 percent of whom live in poverty—has created a number of new opportunities for students in the visual and performing arts. And our focus on arts education is paying off, resulting in higher achievement and more chances for traditionally underserved youth to shine.

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