ICYMI: "The Arts Education Council’s response to recent AFTA news"

In a recent letter, members of the Arts Education Council of Americans for the Arts state "AFTA has much work yet to do to repair the harm caused — most directly to BIPOC-led arts and culture organizations — by decades of gatekeeping and resource-hoarding, spearheaded by their senior leadership."

They add:

The time has come (and passed) in which it is clear that Americans for the Arts refuses to change and that reforming AFTA as an institution is simply not possible. The arts education field deserves a national lobbying and advocacy organization that is fully invested in advancing progressive values for this country’s artists, educators, families, and students.

Read here.