Arts Education

Blog Post
Posted May 7, 2012
On Wednesday, April 25th, Moore College of Art & Design opened its annual end-of-year exhibition of work by the graduating senior class. The Cultural Alliance caught up with two Art Education majors to talk about how Moore has prepared them to be part of the next generation of arts educators, the work they plan to do after graduation, how art grows Philly, and why in-school arts programming is important for our students.
Professional Development Event
Posted April 23, 2012
Professional Development Event
Posted April 23, 2012

The Smithsonian Institution and the William Penn Foundation have each recently completed long-range plans that take on complex issues and acknowledge the critical need for collaboration and additional investments. Come hear from these organizations and the communications firm that has served them — as they talk about how to seek investors to support large-scale agendas, and about what they see before them in the rapidly changing world of nonprofit philanthropy.

Professional Development Event
Posted March 29, 2012

We all have areas of strengths and weaknesses; however, if we have no self-awareness and do not seek the proper training, we limit our ability to be effective messengers, which in turn can affect our (and our organization’s) credibility.   During this session we will explore ways you can write or speak your message more clearly.  Join the Catalyst Center and Esther Hughes of Sister's U for this informative session.  Due to the generous support of MileStone Bank, this session is being offered free of charge.  Space is limited.

Professional Development Event
Posted March 27, 2012

As we enter a new era driven by the rapid evolution of technology, museum operations and management will be forced to adapt while at the same time balancing traditional roles as collection and preservation institutions.

Professional Development Event
Posted March 13, 2012
Blog Post
Posted March 12, 2012
The Moore College of Art and Design has always been dedicated to preparing women for careers, but it hasn’t always required quite so many Macs. As technology has rapidly advanced over the last couple of decades, Moore has had to quickly revamp its equipment and its curriculum to reconcile it’s old mission with the new creative economy.
Professional Development Event
Posted March 7, 2012

Register now for the upcoming Gretchen Hupfel Symposium at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA) on the Wilmington Riverfront, March 23rd and 24th!

Keynote speaker, Marshall Brown, professor of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, will discuss the roles of futurism, scenario planning, and uncertainty in the production of space. Other speakers will include DCCA curators, Maiza Hixson and J. Susan Isaacs, and a number of local Philadelphia artists featured in current DCCA exhibitions.

Blog Post
Posted March 5, 2012
From testimony presented by Cultural Alliance President Tom Kaiden to Philadelphia City Council's Committee on Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs on Monday, March 5th, 2012: "Cultural Alliance members are among the city’s most dedicated civic leaders, and commit their time and resources to programs that help tackle issues around blight, violence, recidivism, and neighborhood safety. But, perhaps there is no single issue that is as important to our community as education."
Professional Development Event
Posted March 5, 2012
Professional Development Event
Posted March 5, 2012

Program planning is critical to the development of mission-driven programs that meet constituent needs, demonstrate impact through measurable outcomes and have sustainable marketing and funding strategies. This workshop presented by the Nonprofit Center at La Salle University will explore best practices in program design, development and implementation.

Blog Post
Posted February 23, 2012
The Boards of Trustees and Managers of Moore College of Art & Design today announced the selection of Cecelia Fitzgibbon as the College’s new president beginning in July 2012. Fitzgibbon will succeed Dr. Happy Craven Fernandez, who announced last May her intent to step down from the leadership post she has held since 1999.
Blog Post
Posted February 21, 2012
Time cannot silence Verdi, Mozart or Stravinsky, but a lack of money can. This is the unstable world facing opera singers in training at Philadelphia's Academy of Vocal Arts. One of the premier opera training companies in the world, AVA refers to its talented young students as "resident artists" as they make a four-year journey from amateur to fully formed professional opera performers.
Blog Post
Posted February 10, 2012
The first broadcast from Philadelphia’s public access television station — Philly Community Access Media — went live this week, capping a 27-year battle to open the airwaves for everyday Philadelphians.
Professional Development Event
Posted February 9, 2012
Shane D. Hudson will lead this webinar as he shares his insights into the future of digital engagement within our field.
Professional Development Event
Posted February 9, 2012
With activities ranging from an opera by and for dogs, teaching children how to steal cars and a vacation for houseplants at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Machine Project is mapping new models of cultural production.
Blog Post
Posted February 7, 2012
This weekend, another flash mob is coming to Philadelphia -- this time as documentary theater. For three days, Thursday through Saturday, a West Philadelphia charter school is staging a play based on last year's random mob violence.
Blog Post
Posted February 2, 2012
Once the hoopla of its grand opening has subsided in May, the Barnes Foundation will be open six days a week, Wednesday through Monday, from 9:30 in the morning until 6 at night.
Professional Development Event
Posted January 31, 2012
Professional Development Event
Posted January 30, 2012
Are you looking to learn how to design informative and manageable approaches to assessing the effectiveness of your arts education programs? Join us for this session with Anne Harrison, Manager of Children and Youth Programs at Fleisher Art Memorial as she shares how Fleisher has worked with its teaching artists to create simple assessment strategies that inform teaching and learning on an ongoing basis.
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