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National Guild publications share strategies and practices that promote exellence 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.

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Featured Publications

2013 Benchmarking Data Report

2013 Benchmarking Data Report

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.

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More Than the Sum of Its Parts: Collaboration & Sustainability in Arts Education

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.  

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Engaging Adolescents: Building Youth Participation in the Arts

Engaging Adolescents: Building Youth Participation in the Arts

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.

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Creativity Matters: The Arts & Aging Toolkit

Creativity Matters: The Arts & Aging Toolkit

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.

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Partners in Excellence: A Guide to Community School of the Arts-Public School Partners from Inspiration to Implementation

Partners in Excellence: A Guide to Community School of the Arts-Public School Partners from Inspiration to Implementation

Exemplary practices in planning and budgeting, fundraising and advocacy, content creation, professional development, and evaluation and assessment, including worksheets and an annotated bibliography.

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Profiles in Excellence: Case Studies of Exemplary Arts Education Partners (A Supplement to Partners in Excellence)

Profiles in Excellence: Case Studies of Exemplary Arts Education Partners (A Supplement to Partners in Excellence)

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).

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Ten Steps Toward Starting a Community School of the Arts

Ten Steps Toward Starting a Community School of the Arts

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.

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A Guide to Assessing Your Community Arts School

A Guide to Assessing Your Community Arts School

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.

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Creative Communities Summary Report

Creative Communities Summary Report

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.

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