The following is a passionate and eloquent call-to-action that summarizes much of the working conditions of arts education advocates. It comes from the conference brochure (pdf, 1.5 MB) of the Vermont Alliance for Arts Education (VAAE). VAAE and its director, Thomas Stevens, is hosting a one-day conference and a town hall meeting on arts education, workforce development, and making change. They call it Leap of Faith: The Future of Arts Education.
We have the dream.
Are the arts in your school considered a luxury, either by your administration or, worse, your school board? Is your morale lowered when you hear rumors of a so-called “half position” being cut, either because it’s your job or a friend’s? How am I, after all, half a position? Or less?Read More