ArtsEd Digest

The ArtsEd Digest is AEP’s bi-monthly newsletter highlighting news from AEP partner organizations and the field, including reports, research and job opportunities.


Jan. 25, 2023 – ArtsEd Digest |2022 AEP Annual Report

Jan. 11, 2023 – ArtsEd Digest |Register For The National Town Hall!


Dec. 14, 2022 – ArtsEd Digest | Welcome New AEP Affiliates

Nov. 30, 2022 – ArtsEd Digest | Discussing Arts Education Through Data

Nov. 16, 2022 – ArtsEd Digest | We’re Looking For An ArtsEdSeach Consultant!

Nov. 2, 2022 – ArtsEd Digest | Stories Of Restorative Justice

Oct. 19, 2022 – ArtsEd Digest | Register Today For Our Next Quarterly Partner Webinar

Oct. 5, 2022 – ArtsEd Digest | Discover Arts Education Research

Sept. 21, 2022 – ArtsEd Digest | Last Chance To Take The Annual Survey

Aug. 31, 2022 – ArtsEd Digest | Learn About The Power Of Student Voices

Aug. 17, 2022 – ArtsEd Digest | Register for the August Quarterly Partner Webinar!

Aug. 3, 2022 – ArtsEd Digest | Check Out the Annual Convening Agenda!

July 20, 2022 – ArtsEd Digest | Tell Us What You Think!

July 6, 2022 – ArtsEd Digest | Join Us For Our 2022 Annual Convening!

June 22, 2022 – ArtsEd Digest | Look Out for the Upcoming AEP Annual Survey

June 8, 2022 – ArtsEd Digest | Check Out This New Resource Page

May 25, 2022 – ArtsEd Digest | We Want to Collaborate With You!

May 11, 2022 – ArtsEd Digest | Register for AEP’s Quarterly Partner Webinar

April 27, 2022 – ArtsEd Digest | The Arts And Literacies

April 13, 2022 – ArtsEd Digest | Call for Session Proposals is Live

March 23, 2022 – ArtsEd Digest | Register Now for March 29 Policy Briefing

March 9, 2022 – ArtsEd Digest | Researchers and Funders Policy Briefing

Feb. 23, 2022 – ArtsEd Digest | Save the Date – AEP Annual Convening

Feb. 9, 2022 –  ArtsEd Digest | New Blog Posts Focus on Youth Impact Stories

Jan. 26, 2022 –  ArtsEd Digest | Join AEP For February Twitter Chat


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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