Join us for our closing plenary session centered on applying the key takeaways from the AEP Virtual Gathering to actionable policy recommendations developed by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. With a focus on turning the experience, knowledge shared, and networks engaged during the Virtual Gathering into action, this session features remarks from Sonia Manzano and John Lithgow, followed by a panel discussion on strategies to advance arts education. Let the energy of this closing panel discussion inspire you to make connections between learnings from the event and policy recommendations offered in a recent report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, consider ideas on how to use federal and state funds to reimagine more equitable arts education opportunities post-pandemic and galvanize the momentum generated during this year’s gathering to support our community of researchers, practitioners, advocates, artists and educators as we strive to ensure student-centered arts education is an essential part of education now and in the future.
John Lithgow, Actor and Chair, American Academy of Arts and Sciences Commission on the Arts
Mario Rossero, Executive Director, National Art Education Association
Porché Hardy, Program Officer, Wallace Foundation
Sonia Manzano, Actress and Author, American Academy of Arts and Sciences Commission on the Arts
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