Blog Posts for Arts Education Network

Day Two: Notes to a Young Arts Advocate from a Young Arts Advocate

Posted by Mr. Ryan Antony Nicotra, Aug 19, 2016 2 comments

Young(er) arts advocate, do you realize that you are powerful? Do you realize that because you took your stand with grace and strength, your community will be changed?

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Back To School: Getting StARTed

Posted by Daryl Ward, Aug 10, 2016 1 comment

Teachers the world over have an opportunity to embrace the freshness—the newness—of yet another school term. It’s a time of invigoration and inspiration as students prepare to enter classrooms ready to see old friends and meet new ones. It’s in this spirit that I remind each of us of the importance of arts education, as I believe it has the opportunity to be a salve for many of our society’s wounds. 

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Creative Aging Takes Hold

Posted by Robert Schultz, Jul 27, 2016 1 comment

Mesa Arts Center has just concluded its fourth year of Creative Aging programming, in partnership with several local organizations that serve seniors, people with dementia, and their caregivers. Creative Aging is a process where organizations utilize the arts to reach seniors, and employ trained teaching artists to engage them in creative activities that benefit their physical, mental, and emotional health.

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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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Fifteen Things Americans Believe About the Arts

Posted by Randy I. Cohen, Jul 13, 2016 0 comments

From tattoos to political candidates to arts education, here are 15 things we heard from the American public in our most recent public opinion survey.

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Americans Speak Out About the Arts: An In-Depth Look at Perceptions and Attitudes about the Arts in America

Posted by Randy I. Cohen, Jul 13, 2016 0 comments

How does the American public feel about the arts? Do they value artistic activities and arts education? We asked these and other questions in one of the largest public opinion studies about the arts ever conducted.

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