Arts Education

HIgh School Grads Bring Skills Back To School

HIgh School Grads Bring Skills Back To School

Josh Long, a gradute of Crestview High School in Niceville, Fl. was one of the alumni who wanted to share his stagecraft skills with students from has alma mater. Through a program at Northwest Florida State College, Long shared what he learned in the theatre program. Click here to see a video about the program. […]

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No Money In The Arts?  There Is If You Learn A Trade

No Money In The Arts? There Is If You Learn A Trade

Last week’s short lived stagehand strike that forced the cancellation of the opening of Carnegie Hall’s fall season has turned up some interesting news about who is really making money in the arts. The labor dispute has been resolved, but not before shining some light, probably not welcome, on the salaries of the Hall’s top […]

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Want A Career In The Arts?  Don’t Plan On Getting Rich

Want A Career In The Arts? Don’t Plan On Getting Rich

Recent surveys of starting salaries for different college majors has to be a little depressing for anyone graduating with a degree in the arts. Arts related degrees fall far below those majors that focus on engineering. Here are a few examples: Drama $39,300.00 Fashion Design $36,300.00 Visual Communications $36,700.00 Radio & Television $35,900.00 Leading the […]

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Can Arts Education Help Develop Critical Thinking Skills?  We Think The Answer Is ‘Yes”

Can Arts Education Help Develop Critical Thinking Skills? We Think The Answer Is ‘Yes”

Art for it’s own sake plays an important role in culture, but for young minds it’s also an important part in development in relating concepts as well as becoming critical thinkers. Read about how the Art Road helps to encourage students into becoming creative problem solvers. Click here to read the article.  

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The Arts Can Really Impact Public Policy-Here’s How One Community Does It

The Arts Can Really Impact Public Policy-Here’s How One Community Does It

Usually nation-wide policy changes and decisions when it comes to Arts Education take the spotlight in the news, making it easy to forget about the impact of the local level. Smaller and more focused local art councils do a great deal to help influence what kind of opportunities are available to the community. Read about […]

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Arts Ed Doesn’t End When School Is Over.  Check Out This Great Summer Program!

Arts Ed Doesn’t End When School Is Over. Check Out This Great Summer Program!

Summer music camps are always a great way for students to spend vacation, and Salisbuy Mini Funk Factory marching camp might be the coolest of the bunch. It’s two weeks for elementary and middle-schoolers to learn to play music as well as march. Getting started as a drumline, it quickly expanded into something more, with […]

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Add A “Americans For The Arts” Banner To Your Site

Add A “Americans For The Arts” Banner To Your Site

Americans For The Arts, an arts advocacy organization now provides code that you can add to you web site to direct visitors to more information about arts education. Here is what the current banner looks like. Clicking on it takes a site visitor here.   Just copy this code and add it to your web […]

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North Carolina’s Commitment To Arts Education Celebrates 50th Anniversary

North Carolina’s Commitment To Arts Education Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is celebrating it’s 50th year in 2013 as being one of the driving forces in the state for training up and coming artists before college. J.D. Willison documents a bit of school’s history as well as the practical importance of art in communities, both small and […]

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Kennedy Center Steps In To Fill Arts Ed Void

Kennedy Center Steps In To Fill Arts Ed Void

It seems that school arts budgets continue to take a hit on a daily basis, so it is great to see a high profile organization like Washington’s Kennedy Center step in to help take up some of the slack. Any Given Child is an Art’s Education consultation program put forth by the Kennedy Center as […]

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Is An Arts Education Really Worth It?  Employers Say YES!

Is An Arts Education Really Worth It? Employers Say YES!

The practical benefits of a college education is not always clear to all. In a day and age where money is tight and futures uncertain, justifications for investing in higher education are not always apparent at first glance. Fortunately, a guest essay from Dan Braveman at Nazareth College helps to shed some light with numbers […]

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