• Tweeting Your Way to a Better Conference
    The Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts conference (SEA), an initiative of the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center (NCEC) in partnership with national group Self Employment in the Arts, was at a turning point. As we planned the third annual conference for February 2012, we knew this would be our “make-it-or-break-it” year. Having seen a drop in […]
  • Arts Education Partners Must Understand the School to Activate the Power of What We Offer
    When visiting a foreign country, you are expected to know at least a few choice phrases, if not speak the language. In addition, you need to know local customs, pastimes, and the economic/social contexts of its citizens. In much the same way, a school’s arts partner must also be aware of the academic environment they […]
  • School Board Advocacy Resource Roundup
    For the arts lovers who want become arts fighters, many of you are probably saying, “Let’s fight to keep arts in our public schools! Umm…wait…how do we actually do that?” Indeed, wanting to fight for a cause can be an awesome feeling. However, knowing where to get started can be daunting. The best way to […]
  • Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, and the Transformative Power of Music
    When was the last time The New York Times ran four major articles, including one front-page feature, on arts education? I can’t remember the last time that happened…before a few weeks ago, when suddenly El Sistema, the vast children’s orchestra program in Venezuela, was front-page news. The program has been growing steadily for 37 years, […]

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