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Arts Education Funders Coalition: Update on Federal Advocacy

Monday, October 7, 9:50am – 10:50am

Congress B, Fourth Floor

Organized by Grantmakers in the Arts.

Presented by Janet Brown, President & CEO, Grantmakers in the Arts, and Alex Nock, Executive Vice President, Penn Hill Group.

Grantmakers in the Arts formed the Arts Education Funders Coalition (AEFC) in the spring of 2012 for funders concerned with arts education. We engaged Penn Hill Group, a Washington, D.C. education policy firm, to help AEFC develop strategies to enhance the arts in current federal education policy, creating more opportunities for arts at the local district level. Alex Nock and Janet Brown will report on the Coalition's progress in making the arts more explicit in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization and in other federal programs that directly impact local districts.