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Transforming a Traditional School into an Immersive Arts Integration School

How do we make school improvement efforts impactful and lasting? Traditionally, school improvement efforts only address academic improvement and fall […]

New ArtScan: Update or Upgrade?
01 April 2022

AEP is committed to enhancing ArtScan to continuously meet the needs of our network as they utilize the database for […]

A State Policy Vision for Arts Literacies Integration
28 March 2022

The journey of a child through making meaning was one of the foundational learnings from the Arts Education Partnership’s work […]

Interdisciplinary Meaning Making: Linking Literacies and the Arts

Individuals navigate the world through the senses and textures of life, grounding us in our common humanity. Linking literacies and […]

Exploring the Convergence Between Arts and Sciences, One Month at a Time
14 March 2022

My name is Sloka, and I am a neuroscientist and classical Indian dancer from Ahmedabad, India, and I now live […]

A Music Educator’s Top Tips for Interdisciplinary Instruction in the Classroom
07 March 2022

My first encounter with interdisciplinary instruction did not happen voluntarily. During my first year of teaching music, I was responsible […]

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