Celebrate Arts in
Tell Your Legislator Why Arts Education
Matters to You
Did you know that September 12-18, 2010 is Arts in Education Week?
The Massachusetts Legislature has joined the U.S. Congress in designating
September 12-18, 2010 as Arts in Education Week. The US House resolution was promoted by Carol Channing and Harry Kullijian and sponsored by CA representative Jackie Speier. The MA resolution was sponsored by
Senator Robert O'Leary of Barnstable and Representative Martha Walz of Boston,
co-chairs of the Joined Committee on Education. Read
the full text of the resolution here.
The MA Cultural Council, along with MA Advocates for the Arts, Sciences and Humanities, and Arts|Learning, encourages you to contact
national and state legislators who set education policy and share with them how the arts are
inspiring students and improving schools across the Commonwealth and the nation. If you need
help making the case, MCC
have plenty of great advocacy resources to tap.
And don't forget that it's election season, the best time to remind
candidates for state office that the arts are vital to a complete education both
in school and after school.
To find your current state and national policy makers, check out the AFTA website.
Celeste Wilson, Massachusetts Advocates for the Arts, Sciences &
Jonathan Rappaport, Arts|Learning
Anita Walker, Massachusetts Cultural Council
Project Grant Opportunities in MA
The Linde Family Foundation is initiating a new Arts Education Initiative for
youth-serving programs in Boston. The Initiative will offer two-year grants of
up to $25,000 per year to up to 10 projects. The Foundation invites you to review the application instructions on the Mott Philanthropic website.
EdVestors is pleased to issue
this Call for Concept Papers for school improvement projects in Boston.
With a single, three-page concept paper, applicants can apply for consideration
for a two-year grant from EdVestors for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years.
This begins the selection process for inclusion as a grantee in EdVestors 2011
Investment Portfolio, including those invited to present at the annual Urban
Education Investment Showcase held each year in April. The Foundation expects to award up to
10 grants of roughly $100,000 over two years ($50,000 per
Don't forget to register for our upcoming awesome day-long symposium! To learn more about this event, please click here.
October 15, 2010, Worcester, MA
Creating Leaders for Arts Advocacy:
The Arts, the Common Core Curriculum,
and 21st-Century Skills
Partners: Arts|Learning, Administrators in Music Education,
Massachusetts Cultural Council, Young Audiences of MA