Notes from our September 6, 2019 Arts Education Policy Roundtable featuring Sam Bass, director of the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) department of the San Francisco Unified School District.
Bass gave a presentation about his own leadership story and exciting VAPA initiatives, then we broke into smaller groups to discuss how to address district challenges. Read more
On Tuesday, June 25, the San Francisco Board of Education will be voting on the Resolution to Adopt the Declaration of the Rights of All Students to Equity and Access in Arts Learning put forward by Commissioners Alison Colins and Gabriela López. Read more
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
Who here has noticed a teaching artist shortage?
Everyone raises their hand.
We met for our bi-monthly Arts Education Policy Roundtable meeting on April 7. On our agenda: The teaching artist shortage and advocacy issues. The discussion about the teaching artist shortage had such momentum that we went ahead and spent most of the meeting discussing that. Some of the ideas raised are captured below in three sections:
Teaching Artist Shortage: sharing experiences,
Teaching Artist Shortage: ideas for solutions,
Tuesday, March 21 is National Arts Advocacy Day. How will you advocate?
On March 21st, Americans for the Arts will bring together 85 national arts organizations & over 500 grassroots arts advocates to visit their Congressmembers in D.C. to develop strong public policies investing in the creative cultural life of our cities, focusing on saving support for the National Endowment for the Arts this year.
It may be too late for you to get to D.C. by Tuesday, but there are many ways you can take action right here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Read more
In a panel moderated by Heidi Carlsen, four of the Bay Area’s most effective advocates for art and education discussed lessons they’ve learned and how to apply those lessons to future arts education advocacy... Read more