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National Guild publications share strategies and practices that promote excellence in all facets of community arts education organizations. Periodic surveys offer benchmarks for measuring performance, and an online and print membership directory provides detailed information on member organizations.
In 2010, an ambitious model for social change emerged in Chicago that aimed to connect detained youth and those at risk for incarceration to rigorous and engaging arts instruction, infused with social and emotional learning goals. This report presents key findings and recommendations from an evaluation on the initiative conducted by the Urban Institute and the National Guild.
The report is free to download.
Authored by two seasoned practitioners—Thomas Wolf and Gigi Antoni—this book is a primer on how organizations that offer arts education and creative learning programs can initiate, enter into, and support long-lasting partnerships.
Practical strategies and firsthand experiences to help create meaningful engagement with teens while benefiting your organization and your community. This free, downloadable guide describes a holistic approach that integrates arts learning with principles of youth development.
Advice on designing, implementing, and evaluating participatory arts programs for older adults, developed in partnership with the National Center for Creative Aging and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
Critical benchmarking data for community arts education organizations, including salaries and staffing levels for key administrative positions, faculty pay rates, pricing for classes and lessons, income and expense ratios, and more.
Exemplary practices in planning and budgeting, fundraising and advocacy, content creation, professional development, and evaluation and assessment, including worksheets and an annotated bibliography.
Three outstanding public school/community school partnerships, with sample program materials: Henry Street Settlement/Abrons Art Center, New York (theater), the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia (visual arts), and MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis (music).
Advice for community leaders, board and staff members, teaching artists, and aspiring community school directors who want to launch a successful community school of the arts.
Developed with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Arts Schools (ACCPAS), a guide to support community arts school leaders in organizational assessment and make the ACCPAS accreditation process more user-friendly.
Report of a groundbreaking initiative to bring high-quality arts instruction to underserved children and youth in public housing communities, with a summary of successes and challenges and strategies for sustaining these arts programs.
For more information, contact Claire Wilmoth at (212) 268-3337 ext. 14.
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