RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS AND SCHOOLS Print


ADVOCACY

Americans for the Arts has developed an online toolkit to help arts organizations respond effectively in times of crisis. The Arts Funding Response and Readiness Kit provides current information, key messaging, communications and advocacy strategies, and the research needed to make the case for keeping the arts in your community.


NEVADA ARTS COUNCIL

The NAC Arts Learning Program has created a series of publications for educators and teaching artists, on artist residencies, evaluation and curriculum. 

Other resources to consider:

  • ASCD is a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading. Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner.
  • Grantmakers in the Arts GIA offers a forum for discourse, whether in print, face-to-face, or online, that probes topics relevant to arts grantmakers and encourages relationship building and best practices. GIA’s solid history has created both a base and an appetite for more programming, including active interchange within philanthropy around arts, culture, inclusiveness, and creativity.
  • Lake Research Partners shares results from a national poll that identifies a growing constituency who advocate that building capacities of the imagination rests primarily with an education in and through the arts. 
  • ARTSEDGE is the Kennedy Center’s free digital resource for teaching and learning in, through and about the arts. Arts Education Partnership provides information and communication about current and emerging arts education policies, issues, and activities at the national, state, and local levels.
  • President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) announces the release of its landmark report Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America's Future Through Creative Schools. 


NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA)

The following is a sample of the arts education resources available at the NEA’s web site. We invite you to take a look and have a listen starting with the most recent addition.

Art Works Blog 

  Celebrating Champions of Change: How do we build a better future for Americans? By asking for advice from those ordinary Americans who are already doing extraordinary things.
    Notable Quotable: Jane Chu on importance of arts education.
    The convening The Arts and Human Development: Learning Across the Lifespan initiated an important new discussion between the NEA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This report investigates the relationship between arts education and arts participation and examines long-term declines in Americans’ reported rates of arts learning.
    Does in-school arts education matter? Webinar in the NEA's arts and human development series. Mariale Hardiman of Johns Hopkins University and Ivonne Chand O'Neal of the Kennedy Center shared their thoughts on this question: How do in-school arts education programs affect student creativity, academics, or social outcomes?

Research & Analysis
    Research into the value and impact of the arts is a core function of the National Endowment for the Arts. Through accurate, relevant, and timely analyses and reports, the NEA elucidates the factors, conditions, and characteristics of the U.S. arts ecosystem and the impact of the arts on other domains of American life. 
    Arts Education in America : What the Declines Mean for Arts Participation. This report investigates the relationship between arts education and arts participation and examines long-term declines in Americans’ reported rates of arts learning.
    The Arts Education Partnership provides information and communication about current and emerging arts education policies, issues, and activities at the national, state, and local levels.

Podcasts
    Jonathan Tucker - DC Youth Slam Team Coordinator. he DC Youth Slam Team is an award-winning internationally acclaimed poetry group. Listen to their poems and find out how it all comes together.
    Francisco Nunez - Artistic director, Young People’s Chorus of New York City. 2011 MacArthur Fellow Francisco Nunez brings together New York youth of all backgrounds and together they create beautiful music and an inclusive community.
    Nadine Gordimer on Staying Grounded - Nobel Prize-winner writer and political activist, Nadine Gordimer, on the importance of being rooted in one place.

Publications
    Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools: This report represents an in-depth review of the current condition of arts education.
    NEA Arts Magazine: Designs on the Future, The Design and Architecture Senior High in Miami, Florida DASH is ranked among the premier magnet schools in the country, and produces students who go on to success in both college and careers in design and the arts.