Doubling down on what works


Last month, National Council on the Arts met and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) revealed their new four-point plan for arts education, under the leadership of new Director of Education Ayanna Hudson.

  1. Double down on what works – leverage investment in programs that have proven to be effective.
  2. Drive National Data & Research Agenda – collect standardized data about resources, frequency, content, and quality in arts education across all 50 states.
  3. Collaborate for Collective Impact – partner with organizations to develop a coordinated national strategy for arts education
  4. Lead the Field – provide the field with arts education resources, information, publications, and professional development.

This framework shows promises for success in driving the arts education agenda.  We look forward to the day when the NEA’s vision of “every student is engaged and empowered through an excellent arts education” is realized. 

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Arts to Grow (ATG) engages children in the artistic process by providing free, highly tailored and professionally taught arts education programs to youth in the New York metro area who have limited access to the arts. Arts to Grow collaborates closely with schools and community groups to match performing and visual arts programs and Teaching Artists with the specific needs of each group of children. ATG serves the community and society by helping children develop their full potential through the arts.

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