Arts Education

Professional Development Event
Posted July 27, 2011

In this course, students and professionals alike will learn how to develop strong arts-integrated curricula and lesson plans by studying samples and one another’s work. They will also learn how to develop and perform relevant assessments of children’s behavioral and artistic progress, and the trajectory of the class as a whole. This training gives students the real nuts and bolts of preparing and delivering a lesson under the difficult circumstances in which BuildaBridge works.

Professional Development Event
Posted July 27, 2011
Join us for a presentation discussing best practices for local arts agencies when working with teaching artists and vice versa. The webinar will include managing mutual expectations, contracts, and more.
Blog Post
Posted July 25, 2011
Philadelphia is known for its die-hard sports fans. But a Delaware County man has added an artistic dimension to his devotion. Artist Seth Mushrush is a lifelong Phillies fan. Inspired by the team's 2008 World Series Win, he's now paying homage to his hometown heroes on canvas
Blog Post
Posted July 25, 2011
The Citizens Bank Foundation announced on July 7 a $200,000 grant to Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program. The grant signifies both a partnership with the city and the Mural Arts Program, and the launching of an 18-month project called “How We Fish.”
Blog Post
Posted July 22, 2011
While the Art Museum is continually seeking to add to its collections, courting donors, scanning auction and gallery offerings, and ultimately acquiring new works, Thursday's announcement involving hundreds, by different artists and several different sources of art and funding, is one of the most sweeping in memory.
Blog Post
Posted July 21, 2011
Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Philadelphia’s cultural assets will be mapped for the first time. The NEA awarded a $250,000 Our Town grant last week to a group that includes Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice to develop a Creative Assets Mapping Database for Philadelphia.
Blog Post
Posted July 21, 2011
As deputy director of the Jerusalem Season of Culture, a new showcase of contemporary art and culture inspired by and reflecting the nature of Israel's ancient capital, Karen Brunwasser, 34, is having a busy and rewarding summer.
Blog Post
Posted July 18, 2011
A major exhibition of artwork by African-American artist Henry Ossawa Tanner will premiere at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), on view from January 27 through April 15, 2012. Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit will contain over 100 works, including 12 paintings that have never been shown in a Tanner retrospective and the only two known sculptures that Tanner completed.
Blog Post
Posted July 18, 2011
It's a steamy spring afternoon and members of Pig Iron Theatre Company are in a boiler room at the Crane Arts Building's neighboring schoolhouse, kicking up dirt. "This would make a great stage for a performance," Quinn Bauridel, Pig Iron's co-artistic director, says at the foot of a furnace straight out of Dante's Inferno.
Blog Post
Posted July 15, 2011
Sometime in the next few months, administrators at Pennsylvania Regional Ballet expect to hear that they will be receiving a $7,000 state grant, money that will pay choreographers to create dance pieces for their spring concert.
Professional Development Event
Posted June 30, 2011
Would you like to create mutually beneficial partnerships between your nonprofit and local businesses to help with marketing and fundraising? It's called Cause Marketing, and it's developed into a specialized field of its own. Large nonprofits are hiring staff members whose sole job is managing these partnerships. But cause marketing can work for nonprofits of all sizes. You simply need to take the lessons learned from famous cause marketers like Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Livestrong, and scale those down to approaches that work at the local level. That's what guest speaker Joe Waters will show you how to do during this webinar.
Blog Post
Posted June 29, 2011
Recently, the oil painting, by Walter Emerson Baumit was rediscovered at the school, now named Penn Wood High, and last month the cash-strapped William Penn School District decided to sell the 40-by-50-inch painting, hoping to bring in at least $20,000.
Blog Post
Posted June 29, 2011
So funding to not-for-profit arts organizations is being slashed in the state budget. But that's ok, because the arts are what people with money do in their leisure time, right? And the arts at school levels are being cut too, because, well, it's nice if the kids can learn an instrument or paint pictures or go to a museum, but that's only an extra. It's not going to help them get a job, right? Wrong. And wrong, and wrong again. Very wrong.
Blog Post
Posted June 24, 2011
How do you move many billions of dollars in art through Philadelphia? "Very carefully," says Barnes spokesman Andrew Stewart.
Blog Post
Posted June 24, 2011
In May 2011, a piece of federal legislation named “Setting New Priorities in Education Spending Act” (HR 1891) was introduced for the purpose of terminating 43 existing federal education programs, including Arts in Education.
Blog Post
Posted June 24, 2011
(June 24, 2011) Pennsylvania lawmakers announced a tentative budget agreement late last night, and proceeded to recess until Sunday afternoon.
Blog Post
Posted June 20, 2011
The irony is that PCA dollars are used to make the arts more accessible and affordable. For example, the Harrisburg-based nonprofit Caitlin’s Smiles uses its grant to provide arts and crafts for sick children in long hospital stays.
Blog Post
Posted June 17, 2011
As business leaders and citizens we cannot take our cultural resources for granted. I encourage everyone to help drive forth our own Philadelphia arts challenge and call to action. Each of us can personally contribute not just to the ongoing success of our cultural assets, but to the continued vitality of our community.
Blog Post
Posted June 14, 2011
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) will celebrate the completion of Lenfest Plaza with “PAFA’s Party on the Plaza” on Saturday, October 1
Blog Post
Posted June 14, 2011
June 5 was “Community Day” at the Barnes Foundation, one of the quirkiest and most important collections of impressionist and postimpressionist art in the world. For an institution that has inspired admiration and resentment, formal galas as well as lawsuits and street protests, it was a remarkably civil send-off.
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