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Our recent publication, Engaging Adolescents: Building Youth Participation in the Art, describes a holistic approach that integrates arts learning with principles of youth development. Get your free download today!
Recordings of the keynote addresses from our 2013 Conference for Community Arts Education are now available online. Session resources are also online.
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A recording of our recent webinar, Something to Say: Success Principles for Afterschool Arts Programs from Urban Youth and Other Experts is now available online free of charge.
The Benchmarking Data Report is an essential tool for community arts education providers engaged in strategic and program planning, budgeting, salary negotiations, and organizational assessment.
The National Guild will co-host the National Summit on Creative Youth Development: Unite. Celebrate. Activate. March 27- 29, 2014, in Boston.
The National Guild recognizes Kathy Davis Studios and American Greetings whose combined donations to the Guild totalled more than $28,000 in 2012. It appears the total amount for 2013 will be even greater.
The National Guild for Community Arts Education supports and advances access to lifelong learning opportunities in the arts.
The arts transform individuals and communities. Arts participation engages people of all ages, sharpens our minds, and brings us joy throughout our lives. The National Guild works to ensure everyone has access to arts education by providing leadership and critical support to community-based arts organizations across the country.
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Guild members Boston Children's Chorus (Boston, MA) and Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy (Brooklyn, NY) are among twelve recipients of the 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. This award is the highest national honor recognizing exemplary afterschool and out-of-school time programs from across the country. Students from all twelve programs have been invited to the White House by First Lady Michelle Obama to receive the award on Friday, November 22. The ceremony will include a live performance of African music and dance by the Ifetayo Youth Ensemble, as well as performances by several other awardees.
Photo: Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, Brooklyn, NY
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.
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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