The Art of Collaboration

Promising Practices for Integrating the Arts and School Reform

Andrew L. Nelson

2008, 16 pages. Arts Education Partnership, One Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C., 20001, (202) 408-8081,

This second publication in the Arts Education Partnership's Research and Policy Brief series describes practices for building community partnerships that integrate the arts into urban education systems. The publication, which is the result of a roundtable conversation among the directors of eight of the demonstration sites participating in The Ford Foundation's Integrating the Arts and Education Reform Initiative, details the sites' early strategies and successes in the areas of organizational infrastructure, partnership development, integrated arts education, and communications and advocacy.