Friday, September 18, 2009

Arts Education blogging

<strong>Arts Education Salon on ArtsBlog> All Next WeekPosted by John Abodeely On September - 16 - 2009
From September 21 to 25, two dozen arts education experts from around the country will blog daily on Americans for the Arts’ new arts education blog and webpage:

Each September, thousands visit our site, taking the start of the school year as an opportunity to ask questions about their children’s arts education. So the topic of this blog event will serve not only arts professionals but also citizens and concerned parents. Our esteemed bloggers will be talking about steps each person can take to ensure the children of their community have access to a great arts education.

Our bloggers will include members of the Arts Education Council of Americans for the Arts; Lucia Brawley, activist, actress, and writer for the Huffington Post; emerging leaders Jenna Lee and Kim Willey, both of Washington, DC; Mike Blakeslee from MENC; state advocacy leaders; state department of education staff; teaching artists; local program experts; and, other folks from all over the country.

But they’re just the start. You—and specifically your responses to their posts—are what this online event is truly about. That’s where you can weigh in, offer your own opinions and present yourself as an expert for readers around the country. Solutions do not come from the top down—they come from peers, colleagues, friends, and fellows well-met.

So take ten minutes out of your morning and afternoon routine at work each day September 21 to 25 to find out what everyone’s saying. You won’t regret connecting with your peers about this topic, I guarantee that.

To find out more about the blog event, and to read other blog posts, please visit Americans for the Arts’ Arts Education Blog.