Arts Education

Arts Education Grantmakers in the Arts is committed to ensuring that all students have access to quality arts education. Research shows that access to arts education supports higher graduation rates, social and emotional development, civic engagement, and future arts participation. Yet low income students and students of color continue to lack access to everyday instruction in the arts while in school. GIA provides information, training, research, and other resources to support arts education funders in furthering their work and the field as a whole.

September 20, 2016 by Monica

A recent article in Education Week highlights efforts to encourage schools in various states to use Title I funds for arts education programs:

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August 29, 2016 by Monica

By Tom Teicholz, writing for Forbes:

The Los Angeles City College Foundation announced a $10.1 million gift from The Herb Alpert Foundation, creating an endowment that will provide tuition free attendance at Los Angeles City College to all music majors. This is the largest gift ever for a Southern California Community College.

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July 5, 2016 by admin
September 2021. At the convocation address to every entering student at a US university/college/community college arts program, conservatory, and high school of the arts: Read More...
May 10, 2016 by Steve

In response to a recent controversy at a service organization convening discussing equity at the National Endowment for the Arts, Janet Brown, CEO of Grantmakers in the Arts, and Richard Kessler, Executive Dean of the College of Performing Arts at The New School, have penned an open letter to the arts community.

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May 5, 2016 by Monica

Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion has released a new publication, Dancing to the Top: How Collective Action Revitalized Arts Education in Boston. This case study of the Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion (BPS-AE), a program supported by Barr Foundation and others, examines the expansion of quality in-school arts instruction as a means to increase equity of opportunity in Boston Public Schools.

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May 2, 2016 by Monica

As announced by The Wallace Foundation, a new report from RAND Corporation outlines how public schools can utilize funding from the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to support leadership improvement:

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March 4, 2016 by admin
Those who can, do…and teach the arts. Bring Your Art. Bring Your Heart. Teach. I am a teaching artist. That’s why there is so much crap in my car. Read More...
January 20, 2015 by admin
The GIA Library features a number of recommended articles on Arts Education. Note: For more research and articles on arts and education, go to Library and search “arts and education” or click here.
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February 18, 2016 by Steve

From Martin Levine at Nonprofit Quarterly:

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January 15, 2016 by Steve

Ingenuity, a hub of arts information, advocacy, strategy, and partnerships based in Chicago, has released its annual progress report examining arts education in Chicago Public Schools in the 2014-15 school year. Among numerous positive developments, the report reflects an increase in the number of certified arts instructors, and 30,000 elementary school students with greater access to arts staffing and instruction than the year before.

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