Letting Off STEAM: A Debate about STEM and Where the Arts Fit into the Equation

Tuesday, October 16, 9:30am – 11:00am


Organized by Matty Sterenchock, program officer, The Herb Alpert Foundation.

Presented by Danielle Brazell, executive director, Arts for LA; Joe Smoke, grants administration division director, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

What is the best method through which to teach and build a "21st Century workforce?" How can we make a better case for arts education in building that future? Where is arts learning most at home in our schools? As part of the school day once, twice (or more!) a week? Integrated into other subject areas? After school? Should the arts community be working to be included as part of STEM initiatives or is it time for us to truly chart our own path and rally for the arts for art’s sake? Join us for a lively debate as we dive into current research on STEM and explore how this may or may not enhance our own arts grantmaking strategies.