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Finding Balance Within Creative Expression and Life as a Student

Whether alone, painting in the late hours of the night at home, practicing with an instructor, performing on stage or crocheting in the halls in between classes, our interviewees, fine arts and non-fine arts majors alike, have discovered their creative niche…

Has Arts Education Failed BIPOC Communities?

In 2015, I took a job fresh out of grad school as the inaugural director of ASO Sympatico, the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra’s El Sistema-inspired music education program…

Who Advocates for Teaching Artists?

Setting out to co-write this post, we put down a few initial thoughts about our shared focus—advocacy for teaching artists and arts education—to see where we stood….

The Pursuit of Art and Higher Education

For many students, art is more of an outlet rather than profession, and in a world where student’s lives revolve around academics, art gets sidelined….

The Arts Count

In May 2018, the Arts Education Partnership published Music Matters. This was the first in a four-part series of special reports that used ArtsEdSearch to illustrate the many benefits of arts education. The Arts Counts series went on to publish Visual Arts MattersTheatre Counts and Dance Counts in the following years.

STEAM Resource Guide

STEAM continues to be a conversation in many education networks. While the arts education field has engaged in these conversations for decades, STEAM is gaining momentum in conversations with the broader education field. To help inform this work, AEP created its STEAM Resource Guide.

Centering Student Voices to Transform Educational Systems

This report centers student voices in the conversation about how we can transform educational systems. Students are most affected by education policy decisions. Their experiences and perspectives are invaluable to shaping the future of education.

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Title: 2280 Pasos Bajo un Cielo Nublado | Artist: Hernán Jourdan | Medium: Film

When I was asked to create a work of art exploring literacy, I wanted to create a dance but I had no dancers or a studio, so I chose to use my own body in the space I had, my yard. Fluent Nature is video of micro-choreography that explores what cannot be expressed with words, how nature has its own language, and how placing the human body in nature changes the story.

Title: What Is Me and What Is Not Me | Artist: Alex Chadwell | Medium: Music

My thinking on arts and literacy centers around the concept of literacies and artmaking as both sense-making and meaning-making processes that organically and inevitably overlap, intersect, and reciprocate. Compositionally, What is me and what is not me is a sound collage of sorts (there is no notation for the piece, and I'd be hard pressed to recreate it accurately) that abstractly and aurally represents the relationships between literacies and artmaking.

Title: A Curious Honeybee | Artist: Gideon Young | Medium: Film

Offering welcome through traditional and digital elements of literacy, A Curious Honeybee provides an experiential learning environment by activating visual, musical, natural, and emotional literacies.

Title: Tercera Llamada | Artist: Karilú Forshee | Medium: Audio

La Carpa Theatre is a project that I am currently directing in the Detroit Latinx community. The project aims to strengthen and uplift youth voices through devised theatre, in the style of the Mexican Carpas. This audio was created in the theatrical environment envisioned for our project. The ways in which literacies are re-defined are at the heart of La Carpa Theatre's mission.

Title: Literaseas | Artist: MJ Robinson | Medium: Graphite and ink on paper with digital edits

Title: A Riddle | Artist: MJ Robinson | Medium: Graphite on paper with digital edits

Title: False Binaries | Artist: MJ Robinson | Medium: Graphite on paper with digital edits