Now What? An Action Plan for Advancing Arts Education
Sep 15, 2021 |
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Every student should have access to equitable, high-quality arts education. Art for Life’s Sake, a new report of the American Academy’s Commission on the Arts, articulates the vital role of arts education in developing empathetic, well-rounded, and civically engaged individuals and recommends policies for advancing arts education at the federal, state, and local levels.
Distinguished artists and arts education advocates joined a discussion of this report at the closing plenary session of the 2021 Arts Education Partnership Virtual Gathering. Panelists shared their own personal experiences and ideas for reimagining more equitable arts education opportunities post-pandemic.
John A. Lithgow
Actor; Author; Recording Artist
Program Officer for Humanities, Arts, and Culture
American Academy of Arts & Sciences
The Wallace Foundation
National Art Education Association