Target Audiences and What We Want Them To Do
Arts education advocates should carefully consider the target audiences for their communications and what it is they are asking them to do. To jumpstart this process, we have prepared a suggested list with initial thoughts about approach. Audience targeting should be considered in conjunction with other framing and messaging guidelines.
Arts and Economic Development
Two new studies have just been released regarding the economic impact of the arts. Click on the reports to see the results.
Arts & Economic Prosperity IIIArts as an Industry: Their Economic Impact on New York City and New York State
DC Collaborative's 2nd Annual Artist Showcase and Arts Education Resource Fair
The 2nd Annual DC Artist Showcase and Arts Education Resource Fair will be held on Monday, June 18th at the Washington National Opera Studios. For more information, click here.
Landmark Study of Arts Education to Reveal Gaps in Access, Quality and Accountability
On March 1st the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and SRI International released a study entitled "An Unfinished Canvas" on the state of arts education in California schools. Read the surprising results.
Deep in the Art of Texas
With seven programs that reach over 400,000 people, Big Thought is an arts education partnership to be reckoned with. The Dallas-based initiative works in both Spanish and English to improve classroom learning and strengthen the community at large through the arts.
Did you know?
As part of a citywide arts learning effort, the Dallas Independent School District's Board of Trustees committed to providing 45 minutes of instruction by certified specialists in both music and visual arts each week to all elementary students. This comes after 12+ months of community planning, led by the Dallas ISD, the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and Big Thought, with participants from education, the arts and the community.