The New Victory Theater, Arts Connection and Community-Word Project Launch GIVE to Improve Arts Education for Students with Disabilities

New Initiative to Address Equitable Engagement in Inclusion Classrooms

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New York, NY (March 19, 2019) — This week, The New Victory Theater, ArtsConnection and Community-Word Project launch GIVE, an invaluable arts education resource that will serve the more than 12,500 students with disabilities enrolled in New York City public schools.

What Are The Benefits of Music for Babies and Toddlers?

From: https://smartparentadvice.com/benefits-of-music/

By: Ryan Howard

Music can be an exceptional tool for helping your child’s development. There are many benefits of music for babies. In fact, the Brain and Creativity Institute, located in California, has actually determined that music during childhood can accelerate brain development.

It’s not all about brain development and academic achievement, though. Music has a host of great benefits for a growing child.

The Business and Culture of Teaching Artistry, Teaching Artist Project

What does a career in the Teaching Artist field look like? How are the expectations of artists and arts-in-education organizations changing? Where do we see these changes and expectations heading?

The 2019 Business and Culture of Teaching Artistry is a panel and culture building event, hosted by the Dedalus Foundation and the Teaching Artist Project Cohort (TAP Cohort). During this in-depth conversation between arts-in-education Administrators and Teaching Artists, we will discuss the landscape of Teaching Artistry as it is now,

Do you know about ArtScan?

ARTSCAN

ArtScan, a project of the Arts Education Partnership, is a searchable clearinghouse of the latest state policies supporting education in and through the arts from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

For the purposes of ArtScan, “state policy” refers to the system of laws and regulatory measures that pertain to the provision of arts education. Only those policies that hold the weight of law and refer to the arts explicitly are included in ArtScan.

Arts Sector Contributed $763.6 Billion to U.S. Economy—More Than Agriculture or Transportation, New Data Shows

The arts and cultural sector contributed over $763.6 billion to the American economy in 2015—more than the agriculture, transportation, or warehousing sectors, according to new U.S. government data released Tuesday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

The arts generated 4.2% of the overall U.S. GDP, with roughly 4.9 million Americans working in the sector in 2015, the latest year for which data is available. Collectively,

NYSCA Face to Face 2019 Regrant Program

  • Conference Dates: Wednesday, April 24 & Thursday, April 25, 2019
  • Time: Full-Day
  • Location: THE CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK – SHEPARD HALL (160 CONVENT AVENUE NEW YORK, NY 10031)
  • Application Deadline: Extended to Monday, March 11, 2019 at 11:59 EST

The only event of its kind in NYC and the largest in the state, Face to Face is a professional development conference for arts administrators,

Why Field Trips and Arts Education Aren’t Just Frills

Education policymakers have seen arts classes and cultural field trips as far less important than reading and math skills. Now there’s evidence that those experiences can have significant benefits, especially for disadvantaged students.

An overwhelming majority of Americans believe the arts are part of a well-rounded education. But for the past 20 years, policymakers have prioritized reading and math and assumed that taking time away for other subjects would cause test scores to stagnate or worse.

Art & Fear; Reflections from the Day of Learning Self Care Salon

by Justin Daniel

It was COLD.  Teeth chattering cold.  But, here we were, watching participants enter a chilly upstairs space filled with warm light and the smell of burning candles, and begin to take off their coats.

“Keep them on!” we interject.  The facilitators (Heleya de Barros, Andre Ignacio Dimapilis, and I), were about to guide everyone through some sound therapy meditation and, hopefully, fruitful conversations around self care.  We needed warmth!

Middle School Music and Theatre Students Get Better Grades

Does your middle schooler want to study music, theater, or dance? Do you fear it will be a distraction from academics and put their grades at risk?

A rigorously designed, decade-long study of more than 30,000 Florida students suggests the exact opposite is more likely.

It found students who took an elective arts class in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade had significantly higher grade point averages (GPAs), and better scores on standardized reading and math tests,

Day of Learning 2019 Panel Discussion: Voices and Views from Inside/Outside

On January 15, 2019, the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable held it’s 4th Annual Day of Learning on Equity and Inclusion. Our theme this year was, “Creating Change from Within.” We invited the NYC Arts Education community to reflect on the ways we can each serve as agents of change within our organizations. What are the skills and new capacities we need to cultivate that will catalyze change within our communities? And who are the partners and collaborators who are vital to a more equitable distribution of power and resources across the field?