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

The Future Landscape of K-12 Arts Education Partnerships

Tuesday, October 18, 10:00am – 11:30am

Governors I

Organized and moderated by Heather Ikemire, Director of Program and Membership Strategy, National Guild for Community Arts Education.

Presented by Paul Babcock, President & Chief Operating Officer, MacPhail Center for Music; and Myran Parker-Brass, Executive Director for the Arts, Boston Public Schools.

True partnership — characterized by mutual understanding and commitment, collaborative planning, and shared responsibility and accountability — can be a critical force for learning and innovation and help address the needs of tens of millions of students in America’s public schools. Through case studies, examinations of critical issues, and small- and large-group dialogue, participants will explore the state of arts education partnerships from multiple perspectives and discuss how to build and sustain them for the future. This session draws on key findings from a recent report on the National Guild’s MetLife Foundation Partners in Arts Education program, a nine-year initiative (from 2005 to 2014) to enhance arts learning in K–12 public schools by supporting partnerships between community arts education organizations and public schools. Discussion will focus on the unique roles that funders at the local, state, and national levels play in supporting equitable education for all students.

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