NEA Our Town Grant Will Activate Audiences in Long Beach
The Arts Council for Long Beach was recently awarded $150,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to create the “A LOT” series, in which dance, music, theatre, and spoken word by Long Beach artists will take place in vacant lots throughout the city.
New National Study of Arts Education Looks at Specific Disciplines
The National Center for Education Statistics has released a report outlining and evaluating the state of arts education in primary and secondary schools throughout America.
School Events and Advocacy
Any school event—especially those that involve parents, students and teachers—provides opportunities to build public will to maintain arts education within public schools.
In Santa Monica-Malibu USD, for example, the annual Stairway of the Stars event has become an invaluable reminder of the power of the district’s renowned music education programs.