Action Alert: Thank LAUSD for Saving Arts Education and After School Arts Programs

Action Alert: Thank LAUSD for Saving Arts Education and After School Arts Programs

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 4:05pm

Arts educationAs part of a larger agreement between the Los Angeles Unified School District School Board and United Teachers Los Angeles, the district has agreed to restore funding to arts education and after school arts programs.  Click here to send a letter to the LAUSD School Board members

James Irvine Foundation Announces $855,000 in Grants to LA County Arts Orgs

James Irvine Foundation Announces $855,000 in Grants to LA County Arts Orgs

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 12:18pm

the James Irvine FoundationThe James Irvine Foundation announced grants totaling $855,000 to six Los Angeles County arts organizations whose work “hold[s] significant promise for the future of the arts nationwide, particularly as they lead the way in exploring how best to adapt to demographic and technological shifts.”

CREATE CA Envisions Arts-Inclusive Education for All Californians

CREATE CA Envisions Arts-Inclusive Education for All Californians

Thu, 06/21/2012 - 8:00am

Africa Everyday / Washburn art class tour by Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, on FlickrA coalition of nonprofit organizations and government agencies have joined together to form CREATE CA, a statewide movement to reform arts education in California.

UTLA Reaches Agreement with LAUSD; Centrally Funded Arts Teachers Restored

UTLA Reaches Agreement with LAUSD; Centrally Funded Arts Teachers Restored

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 4:15pm

LAUSD logoUnited Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) members voted to approve an agreement reached earlier this month with the Los Angeles Unified School District.  While the vote saves thousands of jobs in the district, including centrally funded arts education staff, it

New National Study of Arts Education Looks at Specific Disciplines

New National Study of Arts Education Looks at Specific Disciplines

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:07pm

Art Class by Bsivad, on FlickrThe National Center for Education Statistics has released a report outlining and evaluating the state of arts education in primary and secondary schools throughout America.

NEA Awards First Grants to Support Arts Research

NEA Awards First Grants to Support Arts Research

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 8:00am

The National Endowment for the Arts announced yesterday it would award $250,000 in grants to support research projects investigating the value and impact of the arts in the United States.  This is the first time the NEA’s Office of Research & Analysis has awarded grants in the organization’s forty-seven year history.

LA County Arts for All to Celebrate Ten Years of Work

LA County Arts for All to Celebrate Ten Years of Work

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 10:54am

Arts for All logoOn June 10, 2012, Arts for All will commemorate ten years of work connecting school districts to arts education resources by hosting a celebration at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena.

New Report Ties Pennsylvania's Bright Future to Arts Education Progress

New Report Ties Pennsylvania's Bright Future to Arts Education Progress

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 8:00am

Creating Pennsylvania's Future through the Arts and Arts EducationA new report released by the Education Policy and Leadership Center Arts and Education Initiative strongly encourages lawmakers to prioritize “high quality, comprehensive, standards-based arts education” for all primary and secondary students throughout he state of Pennsylvania.

LA Museums to Offer Free Admission to Military Families All Summer

LA Museums to Offer Free Admission to Military Families All Summer

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:20am
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Blue Star Museums logoMany Los Angeles-area museums will begin offering free admission throughout the summer to members of the National Guard, the Reserves, military personnel on active duty, and their immediate families.  The program runs Memorial Day (May 28) through Labor Day (September 3).

California Arts Council "Arts Plate" Tags K-12 Arts Education

California Arts Council "Arts Plate" Tags K-12 Arts Education

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 8:55am

Artist In Classroom Series - Student Work by Angels Gate, on FlickrThe California Arts Council is in the midst of a campaign to get one million California drivers to adopt the special “Arts Plate” for their automobiles.  All proceeds from the plate sales go the Arts Plate Fund, which supports K-12 arts education programs throughout the state.