2016 GIA Conference
Saint Paul, MN   October 16–19
A Confluence of People, Cultures, and Ideas

How Collective Action Revitalized Arts Education in Boston

A Case Study

Monday, October 17, 3:45pm – 4:45pm

Governors I

Organized and moderated by Marinell Rousmaniere, Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, EdVestors.

Presented by Laura Sherman, Director, Greater Boston Grantmaking, The Klarman Family Foundation; and Myran Parker-Brass, Executive Director for the Arts, Boston Public Schools.

Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion has significantly increased equitable access to quality arts learning for students throughout the city over the past seven years. How did this happen? What were the key components? What stakeholders need to be involved? Presenters will provide a deep-dive “case study” of what has happened in Boston in order to inform considerations for other cities and municipalities interested in systematic expansion of arts education. Participants will hear the perspectives of the key stakeholders involved in Boston’s effort, including funders, schools, and the intermediary serving as the organizing partner.