We loved sharing, learning and gathering together for the 2022 Annual Convening, Sept. 14-15 in Baltimore, MD! Please enjoy these recordings of the plenary sessions from the event.
Wednesday, Sept. 13
Land Acknowledgement and See Me. I Am. HEAR
We were honored to be joined by the Jim Pepper Native Arts Council who led us through a land acknowledgement.
We then heard from the participants of the I Am M.O.R.E. project of the Soul Restoration Center. The participants led attendees in an opening session featuring performances, discussion and artmaking.
Dr. Miguel Cardona, U.S. Secretary of Education
Demystifying Funding to Support Arts Education
In this session, we heard from a panel of funders representing multiple role groups. Their discussion helped clarify and spark new ideas to build support for arts education efforts.
Thursday, Sept. 14
Sustaining Arts Education Through a Changing Landscape
In this long conversation, we heard from experts who shared strategies, experiences and new ideas for the arts to lead the way in education toward long term impact and sustainability.
Congresswoman Bonamici, First Congressional District of Oregon
Activating Our Learning to Plan for Change
This session, facilitated by AEP Advisory Council members, led the group through an action planning exercise to explore how the lessons learned at the Annual Convening can be utilized to effect change.