Blog Posts for Arts Education

Healing Trauma through the Arts in Chicago and Beyond

Posted by Eric Delli Bovi, Oct 12, 2016 1 comment

This year, our Sweet Home Chicago also recorded its most violent and deadliest summer on record—with no end in sight. For too many of Chicago’s children, the wealth of opportunities this city provides is seemingly too distant to access due to the many barriers that remain in place.

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Seeking Leaders for the Arts Education Advisory Council

Posted by Rebecca Cruse, Oct 06, 2016 0 comments

I’m entering my third year on the council, and it’s been a valuable experience to grow in my field. It’s provided me the opportunity to meet and work with people from across the nation who focus on the same goals and face similar challenges. We have meaningful conversations about where we are and where we need to go—individually, as a group, and as a nation.

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Give the Arts Day is October 6. Show your support!

Posted by Ms. Logan Busacca, Oct 05, 2016 0 comments

Give The Arts Day is a 24-hour giving campaign to bring together arts supporters from all over the country, who support the arts in their communities every day. Help us by supporting Americans for the Arts on Oct. 6, so that Americans for the Arts can continue to support you every day of the year. 

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The Great Equalizer

Posted by Ken Busby, Sep 28, 2016 0 comments

We know arts education levels the playing field and gives those without hope, hope; those without opportunity, opportunity. As arts educators, we must continue to promulgate the same messages over and over—to each generation, to each politician, to each school principal, to each parent. 

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More Than Crafty Chaos—Afterschool Art Matters!

Posted by Bridget Matros, Sep 21, 2016 0 comments

Not only can such programs nurture the creativity of kids without art education in school, but afterschool art enrichment is a powerful compliment to classroom learning, allowing the seeds planted in art class to grow and flourish over time. Put another way, informal art education is the practicum for the young artist-in-training! 

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#BecauseofArtsEd

Posted by Jeanette McCune, Sep 17, 2016 0 comments

Not in my wildest dreams could I have imagined arts education would have resulted in a professional career enabling me to work with with renowned artists including Kennedy Center Honorees Arthur Mitchell and Yo-Yo Ma to plan and deliver arts education programs.

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