Advanced Teaching Artist Development and Pathways with Eric Booth

Teaching Artist Development Track with Eric Booth 
Ensuring that teaching artists are well prepared and supported is of core importance for any organization providing quality arts instruction.
Participate in the Teaching Artist Development Track, facilitated by Eric Boothat the2014 Conference for Community Arts Education (Nov. 19 – 22, Los Angeles) to find out what efforts are underway, across the United States and around the globe, to energize and elevate the field of teaching artistry. During the course of the track, you’ll also have the rare opportunity to roll up your sleeves and accomplish significant work to advance teaching artistry as a profession. Register for the conference by Sept. 30 for the best rates! 

Sessions in this track include:

Encourage your teaching artists to participate! 
We’re now offering Teaching Artist Audit Day Passes for $50. 
We recognize the critical role professional teaching artists play in ensuring equitable access to arts education in our communities and understand that resources are limited for many. The Teaching Artist Audit Day Pass program for the 2014 Conference provides one-day access to plenaries and workshops for full-time teaching artists. Passes are only available for the main conference (Nov. 20 – 22) and pass holders are expected to participate in the Teaching Artist Development Track on the day(s) that they attend.
Your organization may order up to three passes per day at $50 each. For eligibility requirements and more information, download an order form (Word) (PDF). Passes are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis until October 30, 2014Teaching artists not affiliated with an organization should contact the National Guild at 212-268-3337 ext. 16 for details.
By offering Teaching Artist Audit Day Passes at a deeply discounted rate, we hope to encourage professional teaching artists to participate in this year’s conference, through which they can gain new skills and relationships to advance their practice. We also believe teaching artists will make important contributions to the dialogue and working groups at this year’s conference.
Photo: CalArts Community Arts Partnership, Los Angeles, CA. Photographer: Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle. 
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NEA Arts Education Report Released

The NEA just released their Education Leaders Institute Alumni Summit Report. Read about the report in this NEA message below:

NEA research has shown that when students have access to in-school arts education they perform better academically, participate more actively in extracurricular activities, and are more likely to pursue higher education. But how do you ensure that high quality arts education is available for all students, no matter their geographic location or socioeconomic status?

Over the course of a five-year period, the NEA brought together teams from 29 states for Education Leaders Institutes (ELI) to discuss just this question and to collaborate on ways to strengthen states’ arts education policies. In 2012, participants from eight of those states came back together for an alumni summit to discuss what was and was not working in their states and to find the common elements that are needed to have a system in this country where every student is engaged and empowered through an excellent arts education.

The NEA’s recently released report about ELI and this summit shares the significant findings to assist both national and state-level policymakers in understanding what is needed to advance the arts as a core element of education. The NEA has taken these findings to heart and used them to shape the NEA’s priorities, leadership, and investments in arts education.

To learn more about ELI and the NEA’s new arts education strategic plan, please visit the NEA’s Art Works blog, where Ayanna Hudson, the NEA’s director of Arts Education, shares how ELI helped to lead the NEA to these goals and the steps the NEA is already taking to meet them. For your convenience, the full text of the blog is also copied below.

To read the full Education Leaders Institute Alumni Summit Report, please visit the NEA’s website,




Get to know the National Guild for Community Arts Education

The National Guild for Community Arts Education is a wonderful organization. Get to know them in this free webinar! Below is the message from the Guild about their webinar:
Get to Know the Guild Webinar
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST


It’s FREE and open to your entire team!
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

More than 430 arts education organizations and government agencies across the country are working together in concert with the National Guild for Community Arts Education to increase access to arts education for all. On February 26, please join us for a free, informational webinar on the benefits of Guild membership.

During this one-hour interactive webinar, Guild representatives will:
  1. Provide an overview of the Guild’s programs, services, regional chapters, and interest groups
  2. Demonstrate how you and your team can benefit from the Guild’s online resource center, networking tools, professional development opportunities, information resources, and social media communities; and
  3. Answer your questions.
Find out how National Guild membership will benefit your organization by joining us onFeb. 26. This webinar is open to executive directors, staff, and trustees at non-member institutions.

The National Guild supports and advances access to lifelong learning opportunities in the arts. Our more than 430 member institutions include community arts schools; arts and cultural centers; and arts education divisions of performing arts institutions, universities, museums, and other institutions. They are located in urban, suburban, and rural communities in 45 states. Learn more at

Register now at
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
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