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Transforming Your Organization into a Powerful Instrument for Community Transformation and Social Change

During the Opening Plenary at the 2014 Conference for Community Arts Education, Ron Chew—known for his instrumental leadership in turning around the struggling Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, WA, into a culturally thriving and financially viable institution—discussed five key things that can transform organizations into powerful agents for neighborhood transformation and social change.

Following the conference, we spoke with Ron in more detail about the five essentials and the qualities of leadership that can build public support for arts education and help sustain your organization. This interview appears in the latest edition of GuildNotes, and can be accessed directly at the link below.

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550+ Arts Leaders Build the Future of our Field in Los Angeles

Over 550 leaders from 300+ organizations nationwide met in Los Angeles Novmber 19-22 at our annual Conference for Community Arts Education. Our delegates explored ways to amplify our impact, increase demand and support for arts education, and transform our communities.

Photos from the 2014 conference are now available on Facebook! Click here to view photo album.


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Young Playwrights' Theater, Washington, DC

Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) teaches students to express themselves clearly and creatively through the art of playwriting. Through interactive in-school and after-school programs, YPT activates student learning and inspires students to understand the power of language and realize their potential as both individuals and artists. By publicly presenting and discussing student-written work, YPT promotes community dialogue and respect for young artists.

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Community Music Center, San Francisco, CA

Community Music Center (CMC) of San Francisco was founded in 1921 with the mission of making high quality music accessible to all people, regardless of their financial status. 69% of CMC’s students receive financial aid and nobody is turned away for lack of ability to pay. CMC offers classes for all ages and abilities in a variety of musical styles.

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