(Washington, DC) On January 26, 2010 the DC Collaborative hosted an arts education convening at the Harman Center for the Arts. More than 70 attendees from 50 organizations attended the convening regarding Identifying Promising Approaches for Providing Arts Education Via Community Partnerships.
Participants heard the following presentations from two Rand researchers:
- Successful Approaches to Arts Education Partnerships from Other Major Cities; and
- -How Can Arts Education Providers Use Data to Positively Support Programming?
Attendees also took part in break-out sessions regarding challenges and opportunities we collectively face in delivering arts and humanities education to all of DC students. Break-out sessions also focused on identifying the information needed to provide increased access to students within a coherent framework.
The convening advanced the conversation recently begun at the Sitar Arts Center regarding the promotion of partnerships in arts education to better serve the children, youth and families of Washington, DC --both in and out of school and across disciplines.
"It's an exciting time for arts education in DC," remarked one participant.
The DC Collaborative is working to synthesize the day's rich and varied input in order to work with its members and other arts and humanities education providers on next steps in delivering on the promise of arts education as coherently, cooperatively, and creatively as possible.
About the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative:
More than forty 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 and the Arts Education Initiative.