Thought Leader Forum on Arts and Education

Assuring Equitable Arts Learning in Urban K-12 Public Schools

The theme of the Forum: Assuring equitable arts learning in urban K-12 public schools was jointly determined by Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) and Grantmakers for Education (GFE) who served as co-hosts for the event. GIA and GRE hosted a total of 30 funders representing private foundations, corporations, and public agencies who support the arts, education, or both, through arts education funding initiatives. Context and provocation was provided by Cyrus Driver, director of Program Learning and Innovation at the Ford Foundation, Nick Rabkin, senior research scientist, NORC at the University of Chicago, David Sherman, consultant to the American Federation of Teachers, and Richard Kessler, executive director of the Center for Arts Education. The meeting was facilitated by John McCann, president, Partners in Performance, Inc. This first in a series of Grantmakers in the Arts Thought Leader Forums was held on June 24, 2010 at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. Download the full report:    Full Report: Assuring Equitable Arts Learning in Urban K-12 Public Schools (7Mb)

Listen to audio files of the presentations:

Cyrus Driver, The Ford Foundation

Download a MP3 file of Cyrus Driver's presentation (25 min, 47MB)

Nick Rabkin, NORC, University of Chicago

Download a MP3 file of Nick Rabkin's presentation (21 min, 41MB)

David Sherman, American Federation of Teachers

Download a MP3 file of David Sherman's presentation (26 min, 50MB)

Richard Kessler

Download a MP3 file of David Kessler's presentation (29 min, 56MB)