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Abreu, the founder of El Sistema, was a professional musician, economist, and one-time cabinet minister, but his life’s mission was to democratize and universalize music education.
Deutsche Bank invests in New York City's young people's future in the arts! They believe art enhances our ability to respond to an increasingly complex and fast moving world with new perspectives, ideas, and insights.
The Blueprint builds on the 2014 Collective Action for Youth Agenda by prioritizing three strategic areas—Visibility and Impact, Funding, and Field-Building—and identifying specific actions for cross-sector advancement of the field.
More than 28 states have adopted new arts education standards since 2014. The NCCAS report includes a comprehensive list of states that have revised their arts standards and an up-to-date status of other states that are currently working on standards revision.
Dr. Catterall built his career on the inquiry of creativity and produced pervasive works that fueled the advancement of arts and arts education friendly policies in the United States and around the world. Americans for the Arts wishes to dedicate the upcoming National Arts in Education Week celebration in his honor.
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A Shared Endeavor: Arts Education for America’s Students
The inequity of access to quality arts education must be addressed.
Americans for the Arts recently joined 12 arts and education advocacy groups to release A Shared Endeavor: Arts Education for America’s Students.
This statement articulates the purpose and value of arts education in the balanced curriculum of all students, asserts its place as a core academic subject area, and details how sequential arts learning can be supported by rigorous national standards and assessments.
The model is predicated on the convergence the skills and expertise of several members of the arts education ecosystem: arts educators, community arts organizations and non-arts educators.
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On May 20th, 2014, the White House hosted their first ever Turnaround Arts Talent Show. The talent show was hosted by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, who partner with Americans for the Arts.
Narric Rome, Vice President of Government Affairs and Arts Education at Americans for the Arts, provides a quick snapshot of the importance of federal arts education advocacy.