Grantmakers in the Arts releases a statement of purpose for racial equity in arts philanthropy, which will direct the work of the organization moving forward.
Rebecca Thomas finishes her six myths piece for Associated Grant Makers:
From Rebecca Thomas, writing for Associated Grant Makers:
Doug Israel, Director of Research and Policy for The Center for Arts Education, posts to Huffington Post Education:
Owing largely to mandates of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, school districts of all sizes spent years focusing educational goals very narrowly on improving test scores in just two subject areas English Language Arts and Math. This came at the expense of the arts, music, and other subject areas that were not being tested.
From Robin Pogrebin at The New York Times:
The Department of Cultural Affairs announced its planned survey at a meeting in January at the Ford Foundation that was attended by about 230 representatives of arts groups. An additional 200 attended a second meeting last month at BRIC, a nonprofit arts and media organization in Brooklyn. Arts executives who went to the meetings said they welcomed the city’s effort and did not view it with alarm.