Rocco Landesman confirmed his plans to step down as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts at the end of the calendar year.
Upon this announcement, Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch released the following statement: We at Americans for the Arts greatly admire Rocco and the work he has been able to accomplish during his tenure as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.
He created programs that connected and resonated not just in Washington but also with local communities throughout the United States: Our Town, which provides funds to struggling neighborhoods for the purpose of investing in theater, dance, music, writing, and visual art; and ArtPlace, which enlists foundations, corporations, and federal agencies to use cultural enterprises to integrate artists and arts groups into local efforts in transportation, housing, community development, and job creation.
Have you ever lost money on a residency or realized you charged way too little for the work you promised? What is your time worth? What are the things you know you must have to provide a successful program? This session will work through how to set fair prices for your teaching artist activities, budget for all parts of a project, and develop ‘what if’ scenarios to make budgeting a useful tool in your teaching artist life.
It will also provide concrete tools and templates for defining roles and diplomatically negotiating to make your programs the best experience possible – for your students and for you.
Philadelphia’s public educational system is one facing many political, economic, and social issues. Penn’s scholars and practitioners are actively engaged in researching related complex problems and developing and implementing new models, such as the notable Penn Alexander School, that seek to turn the tide. This panel will bring together various perspectives on the issue for a lively conversation on what the research tells us about what works, what doesn’t and how research impacts policy and practice.
Rebecca Maynard, University Trustee Professor of Education and Social Policy, Graduate School of Education
James “Torch” Lytle, Practice Professor, Chair of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, Graduate School of Education
Matthew P. Steinberg, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education.
The discussion will be moderated by Bob Boruch, University Trustee Chair Professor of Education and Statistics and Co-Director, Center for Research and Evaluation in Social Policy, Graduate School of Education.
This event is co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Education. It is free and open to the public. Registration required.
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Are you curious about pursuing a graduate degree in Theatre? Befuddled about funding? Want to learn more about our new certificate in Nonprofit Management? How about our partnership with The Abbey Theatre in Dublin?
For all this and more, join us at the Villanova Theatre Open House on Dec. 2, 2012 from 11am-2pm. Prospective students will have the opportunity to meet current students, faculty and staff of the Villanova Theatre Department and attend the Philadelphia premiere THE DROWSY CHAPERONE for FREE! Attendees will also have their application fee waived.
Presented by: Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Join your colleagues, supporters of the arts and cultural sector and the board and staff of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance for our Annual Member Meeting & Reception on Monday, September 24th.
This year's meeting will feature the release of our latest economic impact report Arts, Culture & Economic Prosperity in Greater Philadelphia generously sponsored by Bank of America.
5:00 - 5:30pm Registration
5:30 - 6:30pm Meeting & Report Release
6:30 - 8:00pm Networking Reception
For information about public transportation options, driving directions, and parking for the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, please click here.
Giveaway Bag Sponsor
Arts, Culture & Economic Prosperity in Greater Philadelphia is generously sponsored by Bank of America. Additional support for the Annual Member Meeting & Reception is also provided by Bank of America.
Seizing the Moment NOW, the 8th national conference organized by the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) will bring Latino artists, arts professionals, scholars, and entrepreneurs to Philadelphia for five days of education, exchange, and networking. The Philadelphia host committee boasts a strong lineup of artistic, business, and philanthropic leaders including leading Latino arts organizations, the City of Philadelphia, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, and local universities. Additionally, NALAC's Executive Director, Maria De Leon, recently appointed by President Obama to the National Council on the Arts, has directly supervised the organization of Seizing the Moment NOW.
NALAC's October 2012 national conference, produced by acclaimed director/producer Dan Guerrero, will open with a welcome from Mayor Nutter, Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett, and Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez. Maria Hinojosa, award-winning broadcast journalist will deliver the keynote address. Distinguished speakers who have been invited to present include United States Secretary of the Interior Kenneth Salazar and Smithsonian Museum Curator Carmen Ramos. Ozomatli, the eclectic nine-member, three-time Grammy-award winning Latin, Hip Hop, and Salsa band from Los Angeles will perform.
The NALAC national conference is an influential platform for Latino arts and cultural exchange that brings together established and aspiring artists and arts professionals in cities chosen for their thriving and diverse Latino populations. Through a series of educational sessions, panel discussions, exhibitions, and performances, participants develop professional skills related to audience cultivation, funding, media engagement, and evaluation. The conference offers opportunities for participants to view the work of top Latino artists and to access those artists and public figures in intimate presentations and at social events.
NALAC advocates for cultural equity through support for artists and community art spaces in marginalized Latino communities because we believe that artistic production shapes cultural identity, inspires civic participation, and can lead to lasting social change. As the United States' demographics continue to shift, it is critically important for the Latino arts and cultural field to receive the artistic and institutional support necessary for full participation in our nation's cultural dialogue.
The Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation announced today that it will distribute $140,000 in grants to 25 Philadelphia arts and cultural organizations. The Foundation supports organizations in a range of artistic disciplines with an emphasis on arts education and community-based arts programs.
The 2012 roster of grantees reflects the Bartol Foundation’s commitment to supporting cultural organizations that provide exceptional, sustained arts experiences to children and that bring the arts to Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. Grants distributed this year include funds received from the Waterman Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation, enabling the Bartol Foundation to better reach, support and encourage community arts and cultural programs.
The Bartol Foundation supports both emerging as well as established organizations. Grant recipients include such Philadelphia institutions as Philadanco and the Community Education Center, as well as recently established organizations like the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, both of which are first-time grantees of the Foundation.
“We continue to be impressed by the vibrant range of arts and cultural organizations that educate and inspire people throughout Philadelphia’s neighborhoods,” said Leigh Jackson, Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. “These organizations may be modest in size but the impact of their work is far-reaching and profound for our communities.”
“The Bartol Foundation’s roster of grantees represents only a fraction of the many artists and organizations that present, educate and perform across the City each day,” said Beth Feldman Brandt, Executive Director of the Foundation. “From young children finding their voices with Commonwealth Youthchoirs to increased access to the arts for people with disabilities through Art-Reach to teens picturing their neighborhood at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, there is a wealth of opportunities to engage with the arts. We are proud to support this work.”
The Board of Directors of Main Line Art Center in Haverford announces that Amie Potsic has been selected as Executive Director of Main Line Art Center. Amie will succeed Judy Herman, who is retiring after nearly 25 years leading the organization. Amie will begin her tenure as Executive Director on July 30th.
Join this webinar to learn from our expert presenters how you can start or grow your relationship with a school's instructional leader.
This webinar is one of a seven part series as Americans for the Arts rolls out a toolkit, The Arts Education Field Guide, which will illuminate ways to navigate the complex web of citizens, policy-makers, government entities, and organizations that influence arts education from the school house to the White House and from the living room to the board room.
Presented by: Sandra Ruppert, Director, Arts Education Partnership; Mary L. Luehrsen, Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations Executive Director, NAMM Foundation
Moderated by: Narric Rome, Senior Director of Federal Affairs and Arts Education, Americans for the Arts; Kristen Engebretsen, Arts Education Program Coordinator, Americans for the Arts