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.


April 17, 2024 – ArtsEd Digest | In-Person Partnership Meeting

April 3, 2024 – ArtsEd Digest | 2024 ArtScan Update

March 20, 2024 – ArtsEd Digest | Annual Convening Call For Proposals

March 6, 2024 – ArtsEd Digest | Check Out Our Latest ArtsEd Amplified Posts!

February 21, 2024 – ArtsEd Digest | Submit A Session Proposal For ECS National Forum

February 7, 2024 – ArtsEd Digest | Feedback for Annual Convening Content

January 24, 2024 – ArtsEd Digest | 2023 AEP Annual Report

January 10, 2024 – ArtsEd Digest | Welcome ECSs New President!


December 13, 2023 – ArtsEd Digest | Register for Our Next Partnership Meeting!

November 29, 2023 – ArtsEd Digest | Check Out AEP’s Newest Affiliates!

November 15, 2023 – ArtsEd Digest | Education Election Results

November 1, 2023 – ArtsEd Digest | Have You Read Our Newest ArtsEd Amplified Posts?

October 18, 2023 – ArtsEd Digest | Join The AEP Advisory Council

October 4, 2023 – ArtsEd Digest | Welcome New Partners And Affiliates!

September 20, 2023 – ArtsEd Digest | National Town Hall For Local Arts Ed Supervisors

September 6, 2023 – ArtsEd Digest | Annual Convening Resources

August 23, 2023 – ArtsEd Digest | ECS Is Looking For A New President!

August 9, 2023 – ArtsEd Digest | Last Month For The AEP Annual Survey

July 26, 2023 – ArtsEd Digest | Artificial Intelligence And The Arts

July 12, 2023 – ArtsEd Digest | The Arts Count

June 28, 2023 – ArtsEd Digest | 2023 Annual Convening Registration is Live!

June 14, 2023 – ArtsEd Digest | Tell Us What You Think!

May 31, 2023 – ArtsEd Digest | Have You Read Our Recent ArtsEd Amplified Posts?

May 17, 2023 – ArtsEd Digest | Juvenile Justice and Arts Education Conversation

May 3, 2023 – ArtsEd Digest | Check Out Our New STEAM Resource Guide

April 19, 2023 – ArtsEd Digest | Call For Concurrent Session Proposals Is Live!

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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