DC Collaborative hosts Panel Discussion on the Role of Arts Education in Building Community

Thursday, February 16, 2012

(Washington, DC)- The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative held their Winter members meeting at the National Building Museum on February 16.

The agenda included opening remarks by Chase Rynd, President, National Building Museum followed by a panel discussion on the Role of Arts Education in Building Community.

Panelists included, Darrell Ayers, Vice President of Education, The Kennedy Center; Samuel Xavier Carnegie, Creative Director for Theater Programs, National Museum of American History; Scott Kratz, Vice President of Education, National Building Museum; and Samantha Wyer, Director of Education, Shakespeare Theatre Company.

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The panel was followed by a brief Q & A session with attendees, moderated by Lorraine Spiegler, Artistic Director of In-Studio Education, City Dance. The Q & A session allowed panelists and members to explore issues such as the intersection between national and local museums; funding and resources; and arts education advocacy.

During the meeting the DC Collaborative also presented a draft of our member mapping project at the meeting. The purpose of this project is to present a visual tool for our members to use not only for fundraising purposes but to indentify gaps in service in order to provide greater access to DC students. This project will eventually live online as an interactive tool.

About the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative:

Nearly 80 members strong, the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative (DC Collaborative) provides equitable access to quality arts and humanities education for all DC public and chartered public schools for the growth of the whole child. Working with its partners, since its founding in 1998, the DC Collaborative produces such exemplary programs as Arts for Every Student, sending 30,000 students each year to member events.

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The DC Collaborative is a FY18 Service Organization grant recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.