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.

February 11, 2015 by Steve

We wanted to share this positions opening at Hewlett with AEFC members

Program Officer, Performing Arts

About the Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation helps people build measurably better lives. The Foundation concentrates its resources on programs in education, environment, global development and population, performing arts, and philanthropy, as well as grants to support disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

January 29, 2015 by Steve

From Elaine Weiss, from Moyers & Company:

January 22, 2015 by Steve

On January 21, 2015 the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held the first of a series of hearings regarding the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), focusing on the subjects of testing and accountability. You can view the webcast of the hearing.

Key Issues Discussed:

January 14, 2015 by Steve

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) is looking to hire a talented Head of School/Design Team Leader. CMSD is re-opening next fall in a new, state-of-the-art building in the University Circle neighborhood of Cleveland. Currently a 6–12 school, the redesigned Cleveland School of the Arts will transition to a high school, with grades 7–12 in the 2015-16 school year, grades 8–12 in the 2016-17 school year, and grades 9–12 thereafter. This is an opportunity for the Head of School to position the school as a model of excellence and innovation in that community.

December 2, 2014 by SuJ'n

Andrea Shea from Boston's The ARTery reports:

At the same time that school music programs across the country are being downsized due to budget cuts, there’s one intensive music-education program that’s growing. And now Massachusetts has become the first state in the country to set aside funding for the Venezuelan-born effort known as El Sistema.

Read the full article here.

November 13, 2014 by admin
October 2014, 10 pages. Arts Education Partnership, One Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001. Download: Read More...
October 27, 2014 by Steve

Anthony Mazzocchi is former Director of Fine and Performing Arts for the South Orange/Maplewood School District, where he launched one of the first K-4 Suzuki Violin programs in New Jersey. During his stay, the district was designated “One of the Best Communities for Music Education” by the NAMM Association, and he was nominated for the first ever GRAMMY Music Educator Award by the GRAMMY Foundation. He posts here to The Village Green of Maplewood and South Orange:

October 8, 2014 by Steve

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $13.4 million to 34 organizations to help arts educators grow and improve arts instruction, and share effective models of arts in education that support student achievement in the arts and other areas.

September 18, 2014 by Steve


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On September 15, 2014, Success for All Foundation, the KIPP Foundation, Reading Recovery, and Teach for America convened a briefing and panel to discuss Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) grantees’ successes and difficulties since receiving i3 scale-up grants to expand their programs.