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A Work Based Learning Program at Vital Theatre

“What I learned is I can’t go through my life silent. Everybody has something in them.”
Caitlin Perkins, Grade 11
Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School

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National Core Arts Standards

  The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) will be joined by singer-songwriter and arts education activist, Ben Folds to host a formal launch of the new National Core Arts Standards 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 20, at the Microsoft New York Metro District Offices in Times Square. The one-hour event will feature remarks by Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts and David A. Dik, NCCAS leadership member and National Executive Director of Young Audiences Arts for Learning, and be live streamed via Google Hangout on this webpage. The Core Arts Standards were created by the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS), a partnership of ten national arts and education service organizations. - See more at: http://www.nationalartsstandards.org/content/launch#sthash.9tgUzL3T.dpuf   … [Read More...]

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Jonathan Katz. Photo courtesy of NASAA

Ten Things I’ve Learned from Poetry

October 7, 2014By Jonathan Katz, CEO, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies   As a young faculty member in the English department of Wichita State University, I worked occasionally as a poet-in-the-schools for the Kansas Arts Commission. For this program (funded in part by the NEA, I am proud to say), I traveled to small […]



The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition is producing VintAge, one of its two Signature Events, supporting the voice and vision of women in the arts & media as they age, on Saturday, October 18, from 1-5:30 p.m. at MIST Harlem.   The 1st Elsa Rael VintAge Award Winner for advocacy for women in […]

Heather Mullinix

Art Teachers or Security Guards?

Crossville Chronicle TIDBITS: Arts education matters Posted on Sep 15, 2014 by Heather Mullinix     There are a lot of needs, wants, “gotta haves” and “wouldn’t it be nice” items for school systems to evaluate when planning their budgets. Most of the time, the available money doesn’t cover all the needs, wants and “wouldn’t […]

Celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month!

President Barack Obama declared October 2014 as National Arts and Humanities Month! “Cultivating the talents of our young people and ensuring they have access to the arts are critical to our Nation’s growth and prosperity. To meet the challenges ahead, we must harness the skills and ingenuity of our children and grandchildren and instill in […]

Reach to teach: Arts organizations make education a priority

Adam Parker Email Facebook @adamlparker Sep 13 2014 11:51 pm Sep 14 12:02 am “Arts organizations are using the evidence that arts education increases educational achievement to capture a portion of this shift in donor priorities.” At one time, symphony orchestras were obligated only, or mostly, to present good concerts. Museums showed painting and sculpture. […]

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Testimonial #42: David Morehead, Executive Director, Calling From The Dream

“I did not have a teacher that influenced me to actually pursue the arts. My decision to do so was pretty much pre-determined genetically at an early age. Music, acting, and the arts were a major part of my life growing up. Unfortunately though, the school system I attended, though not devoid of support for […]

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