The Arts Educator Workforce
17 April 2024
What’s New in Arts Education Policy?
03 April 2024
The ESSER III Deadline Explained
12 February 2024
Creativity and Imagination
30 January 2024
Are Teacher Evaluations Designed for Arts Educators?
16 January 2024
A Life in Art: A Film About Rediscovering Our Passions
21 December 2023
Can Passion Make a Living?
10 December 2023
Artificial Intelligence and Arts Ed: A Recap From AEP’s Quarterly Partnership Meeting
23 October 2023

During AEP’s August quarterly partnership meeting, we discussed the positives, challenges and questions revolving around the use of artificial intelligence […]

We CAN Make a Difference in Student Learning!
11 October 2023

The Origin Story   The Connected Arts Networks (CAN) is a 5-year grant initiative funded by the U.S. Department of […]

Challenges in Undergraduate Art Education
08 October 2023

The university environment creates a unique intersection of financial, social and academic stressors. Within our research, students identified specific personal […]

Finding Balance Within Creative Expression and Life as a Student
04 October 2023

Through qualitative interview analysis, our research team uncovered several common themes across participant interviews.  “Perfectionism. Burn-out. Alone or in front […]

Has Arts Education Failed BIPOC Communities?
16 August 2023
Who Advocates for Teaching Artists?
09 August 2023
The Pursuit of Art and Higher Education
02 August 2023
Creative Expression and Well-Being Among Undergraduate Students
17 July 2023

In the spring of 2023, Researchers Sofia Pineda-Velez, Jasmin Storer, Grace Chavez and Sam Searfoss conducted a qualitative, human-based research […]

Balancing the Promise and Peril of AI in Art Education
26 June 2023
The Arts as a Vehicle for Social-Emotional Learning Through SEAL
25 May 2023
How to Teach a Dance Style When You’re Not the Expert
15 May 2023
Cultural Democracy in the Classroom
04 May 2023

The first time I encountered the concept of cultural democracy was on a 2 train in Brooklyn. I was on […]

Creative Healing
12 April 2023

When choosing to go into battle, one must choose precision weapons. To fight anxiety and depression my weapons of choice […]

Transforming Wyoming’s Juvenile Justice System: The Power of Creative Arts
14 February 2023
How Music and Play Enhances STEAM Education for Early Learners
08 November 2022
ARP ESSER Funds: What’s in it for Arts Ed?
01 November 2022
Restorative Justice Healing Through the Arts
18 October 2022
Arts Education and Creativity in the Malawian Arts Industry
28 September 2022
Virtual Mentoring Through Storytelling and Hip Hop
01 September 2022
Learning From the Music for Social Change Field
25 July 2022
Wholistic Homecomings: Accelerator Awardee Essays From The Lewis Prize for Music
11 July 2022
Restorative, Resilient and Therapeutic Artistic Actions
25 April 2022
Power of the Arts: A COVID-19 Silver Lining
08 April 2022
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 […]

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 […]

What do personalized, competency-based learning and arts education have in common?
02 March 2022

A powerful arts education, as defined by the Hewlett Foundation, inspires students to bring their full selves and their communities […]

Creating Space for Students to Make
28 February 2022

My work as a teaching artist and arts administrator centers student artmaking. I have not always approached teaching and curriculum […]

Curating a Promising Future through Artistic Literacy
22 February 2022

“In curatorial practice, attending to decisions made in selecting, organizing, analyzing, and documenting content, as well as reviewing the evidence […]

Three Simple Steps to Support Children’s Emotional Intelligence and Creativity in Museums
15 February 2022

Have you ever listened to children discuss an emotive work of art inside a museum? By visiting an art museum, […]

Literacy in Visual Art Education: Art as Text
14 February 2022

Literacy as it relates to reading and writing has been a passion of mine since I was an elementary art […]

Prince and the Power of the Arts
25 January 2022

Arts Education Partnership had a conversation with Prince Nwankwo about his arts experiences with Everett: Company Stage & School while […]

How Working in Arts Education Blew Up My Hat Collection
13 December 2021

I love hats. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve enjoyed wearing them, from fitted baseball caps to vintage snap-backs […]

Connecting, Decoding and Experiencing Arts Education and Literacies
09 December 2021

Background In late 2020, the Arts Education Partnership began exploring intersections of arts education and literacy. While connections between the […]

Dreaming of a Future Through the Arts
07 December 2021

On August 2nd, Performing Statistics, a partner of Arts Education Partnership (AEP), announced the release of Freedom Constellations. This interactive […]

Theatre Counts for Everyone
06 December 2021

The educator and playwright Timothy McDonald once described theatre as “the superfood of the arts.” He was speaking to a […]

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 […]

Remembering Dr. James Catterall
01 September 2017

The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) is saddened by the recent passing of the esteemed Dr. James Catterall, professor emeritus at […]

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