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Help Shape the Future of Community Arts Education

Our 77th annual Conference for Community Arts Education will be held November 20-22 at the Westin Bonaventure, in the heart of sunny Los Angeles, with pre-conference institutes on grantwriting, board development, evaluation, leadership, and creative youth development on Wednesday, November 19. Register by October 30!

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National Blog Salon on Creative Youth Development

National Guild representatives participated in Americans for the Arts' ARTSblog salon on creative youth development (CYD) last week. Guild Executive DirectorJonathan Herman discusses how the field is Getting Organized. And marketing and communications director Heather Ikemire shares ways CYD is gaining traction and discusses how you can help advance this important work. Guild trustees Jon Hinojosa and Sarah Cunningham also joined the conversation to talk about the need for new funding strategies and strategic partnerships. Join the conversation on ARTSblog.

Photo: CalArts Community Arts Partnership, Los Angeles, CA

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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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