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Submit a Session for the 2015 Conference

Deadline: April 30, 5:00PM ET

We'd like to hear from you as we plan our 2015 Conference for Community Arts Education, Nov. 11 - 14, 2015, in Philadelphia! Please review our submission guidelines and complete our online form to propose a workshop, lecture, program showcase, panel presentation, or short presentation. Click here to watch a recording of our how-to webinar, Conference Proposals Demystified: Build a Compelling Session.

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Building Public Will for Arts Education

At the 2014 Conference for Community Arts Education, keynote speaker Kevin Kirkpatrick gave us an exclusive look at the first phase of a long-term, collaborative initiative to build public will for ats and culture as a recognized, valued, and expected part of everyday life. The initiative is being led by Arts Midwest and Metropolitan Group with leading funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. A full recording of this keynote address is now available to watch online.

Now that the project is moving from the formative research phase into implementation, we checked in with Kevin to find out more about what's been accomplished so far and what he and his colleagues have learned. Read the full interview, appearing in the latest edition of GuildNotes.

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Featured Member

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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