Other publications

Other publications

November 12, 2009 by Steve
Elliott Eisner argues that the arts are more important means for developing complex and subtle aspects of the mind to deal with the ambiguities and uncertainties of daily life than are the formally structured curricula. He provides a fresh and admittedly iconoclastic perspective on what the arts can contribute to education, namely a new vision of both its aims and its means. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Beyond Enrichment tackles important issues facing arts education: school reform, artist training, curriculum standards, partnerships, and the building blocks of long-term change. It includes essays by and interviews with more than 40 leaders in the field—administrators, artists, educators, foundation officials, and others. The book also features case studies of arts education programs and a wealth of personal insights, stories, and strategies. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This book offers insight into how to establish the arts in schools and use them as a vehicle for school renewal at the same time. The author makes a convincing case for the important role of visual arts, music, dance, drama, and architecture in educating our youth. 284 pp, paperback (1990, Americans for the Arts) Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This handbook describes how partnerships between local cultural agencies, schools, businesses, and other sectors of the community can make a positive impact on arts education. Learn how 11 communities built their local partnerships, and how you can adapt similar programs to your community. 40pp, saddle-stitched paper (1995, Americans for the Arts' Institute for Community Development and the Arts) Available online from Americans for the Arts Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This important new study, released in June 2002, demonstrates conclusively that the nonprofit arts industry has a significant economic impact on local and national economies. And, for the first time, in addition to spending by arts organizations, information has been gathered on event-related spending by arts audiences. Americans for the Arts worked with 91 community partners from across the U.S. to collect expenditure data for this study. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This timeless resource helps identify and define the philosophical foundations and practice principles of community arts development. It captures and shares the creative and pioneering efforts that drive the movement and provides insight and expertise for people working in rural and small communities. 135pp, paperback (1992, Center for Community and Cultural Studies, Columbia College) Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This book takes a fresh and positive approach to understanding the arts as essential for creating authentic and sustained community. While it focuses on development in rural and small communities, it is an inspiration for individuals and organizations large and small. 160pp, paperback (1997, PrairieSea Press) Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Ralph Smith, the 2007 Conference Chairman, issued a challenge in his welcome message – “that all who attend will leave with renewed energy, capacity and resolve to make a positive contribution toward meeting the challenges of our time.” Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Foundations think they're doing the right thing by requiring grantees to form partnerships with each other. There are, however, two sides to every story, and grantees share their stories of frustration here. Free online from the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Download: Read More...
November 12, 2009 by admin
2010, 72 pages, The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20037, (202) 833-7200 http://www.urban.org Download: Read More...