NEA Webinar: Measuring Youth Development Outcomes in Arts Education

Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Webinar

In addition to developing new artistic skills, students who participate in the arts gain other positive traits, such as increased resiliency, personal fulfillment, and becoming more engaged with their communities. But how do you measure this impact? NEA Arts Education Director Ayanna Hudson will discuss this question in a public webinar on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 with Kathe Swaback, program director for RAW Art Works, an arts center in Lynn, Massachusetts, which works with underserved youth, and Julia Gittleman, a Boston-based consultant who focuses on performance measurement with nonprofit organizations. Swaback will present on the Boston Youth Arts Evaluation Project, and how it’s currently being used, adapted, and refined by RAW ArtWorks and other youth arts organizations nationwide. Julia Gittleman will present on Youth Arts Impact Network, in which Boston-area youth arts organizations have come together to establish and share best practices related to data gathering and measurement for youth-serving arts organizations. This webinar is part of a series organized by the NEA’s Arts Education office. Speakers:
K├Ąthe Swaback, program director, RAW Art Works
Julia Gittleman, consultant, Mendelsohn, Gittleman & Associates
Ayanna Hudson, arts education director, National Endowment for the Arts To join the webinar: The webinar takes place on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. ET. It is free and open to the public. Please register in advance through the NEA’s website. You may listen using your computer’s speakers or dial in to 1-877-685-5350 and use participant code: 739587. Attendees will be muted but able to type in questions and comments through a text Q&A box. An archive of the webinar will be available at http://arts.gov/videos/webinars.

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