For-Credit Arts Programs in Juvenile Justice
16 November 2021

In 2010, Austin Classical Guitar (ACG) expanded our 20-year school-based guitar education program to the Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center, […]

AEP is Celebrating National STEM/STEAM Day!
02 November 2021

Happy National STEM/STEAM Day from your friends at the Arts Education Partnership and Education Commission of the States! For those […]

How to Create Meaningful Arts Learning Experiences Through Community Partnerships
12 October 2021

Fifth House Ensemble has been refining the design of our educational programming since our founding in 2005. With a mission […]

Novel Music Partnerships Foster Creative Performance Opportunities
05 October 2021

When live music performances and in-person art shows came to a halt during the pandemic last year, many arts professionals […]

Centering Latinx Studies in Arts and Humanities Curriculum and Pedagogy
28 September 2021

Like many district leaders across the country, in recent years Lawrence Public Schools administrators in Massachusetts moved to create more […]

Impact Stories to Inform Arts Learning Practices
21 September 2021

AEP is excited to launch the Juvenile Justice Series: Broadcasting Arts Experiences this month. Each blog post in the series […]

4 Big Takeaways From Virtual Arts Learning During the Pandemic
09 September 2021

Educating amid the pandemic has been a whirlwind for teachers, who have faced a myriad of challenges — from technology […]

Building Leadership Capacity Through the 2021 AEP Virtual Gathering
07 September 2021

AEP’s strategic mission is to build leadership capacity for arts and education leaders, and a key component of this mission […]

Communicating for Connection Through Inclusive Presentation Practices
25 August 2021

When we know who we are speaking with and what needs to be communicated, the “how” presents itself. This applies […]

Observations from the Field: How the Pandemic Impacted Arts Assessment
12 August 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic shifted the educational landscape dramatically as teachers quickly transitioned to instructing, guiding and assessing in a digital […]

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