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Innovating from within the Institution: Building Statewide Coalitions for Arts Education

Monday, October 19, 2:00pm – 3:15pm

Athenian, Mezzanine Level

Organized by Shelly Gilbride, Arts Education Program Specialist, California Arts Council.

Facilitated by Wayne Cook, Arts Program Specialist, California Arts Council. Presented by Craig Watson, Director, California Arts Council; and John McGuirk, Program Director, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Current changes to federal and statewide education policy have created an unprecedented opportunity to embed the arts into education policy. CREATE CA (Core Reforms Engaging Arts To Educate in California) is a statewide coalition of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, business entities, and individuals advocating for arts education to be an essential part of the solution to the problems facing schools and a central piece of every child’s education. This session will highlight CREATE CA’s evolution in a conversation about building and funding statewide coalitions for arts education and extracting lessons learned to take grassroots strategies and adapt them to broad-based coalitions. The conversation will address the four catalysts to advance arts education identified in the NEA Summit Report on the Education Leaders Institute. Attendees will then participate in an interactive workshop on impact mapping based on CREATE CA’s identified priorities and action areas and will have the opportunity to examine examples relevant to their own geographic region.