ArtCare: The Friends of the San Francisco Arts Commission is launching the ArtCare Arts Learning Achievement Award to recognize exemplary arts education projects serving Pre-K to 12th Grade students in school or community settings.
An award of $2,500 will be presented at the 2020 San Francisco Arts Education Resource Fair on January 29. Of that, $1,500 will be award to the arts education or community program and $1,000 will be given to the lead teaching artist (or team) on the project.Read more
On June 1, I attended Organizing Power: Unions + Art/Nonprofit Workers curated by Jessalyn Aaland. This exhibit and event was a part of YBCA’s Public Square, a full museum experience showcasing the YBCA Fellows’ year long projects through workshops, visual and performance art, dance, music, and more. Organizing Power, along with about half of the exhibits in the Public Square, engaged the central question, “how might we re-imagine political power?” According to Jessalyn, one approach to this question, and the aim of this particular event, was “to give art workers, and all workers, the tools they need to form unions…Read more
The Teaching Artists Guild has launched a great new tool for arts education, yada, yada, yada - now we’re in a brawl with New York City and we need you all to show up.Read more
The Dreamcatcher awards are the Oscars of arts education in San Francisco. The Visual and Performing Arts Department of the San Francisco Unified School District is proud to recognize arts education leaders from various parts of the community, including arts teachers, school arts coordinators, principals, administrators and community arts partners.
They began presenting the awards in 2007, the same year that the Arts Education Master Plan was released. The 2018 awards were presented on March 15 at the community reception for the SFUSD Arts Festival in the glamorous grand hall of the Asian Art Museum.
Sketchnotes by Todd Berman, marker on paper.
Our colleagues at the Teaching Artists Guild have launched a new tool for all arts educators. Today, they held a video chat to talk all about the new Teaching Artist Pay Rate Calculator; you can see notes and view the video below.Read more
by Andrew Berger
Witness imagination in action at the annual Bay Area Arts Education Resource Fair on January 25.
Far more than the name implies, the fair is a celebration of the kaleidoscopic educational opportunities that our vibrant Bay Area arts community offers.Read more
A guest post by Laurie Marshall
I came away from the three days of “Inventing Our Future” with 30 new tools to apply to creative, collaborative work and 25 new allies. I learned new...Read more
A guest post by Donn Harris.
The 2016-2017 school year is about to open, and the changes for San Francisco Unified are bigger than expected. Each year brings its particular flavor of change and transition, but the opening of this year was unusually momentous. Like many changes, these carry with them a sense of accomplishment and pride on the one hand, and the bittersweet sting of departure on the other.Read more