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November 09, 2018 Member News

Requiring Arts Classes May Get More Students to Graduate 

More than 15,000 high school students in Los Angeles County dropped out of school in the 2016-2017 school year. The nation's largest school district is now trying a new focus on the arts to keep some struggling students in the classroom. 

November 09, 2018 Member News

Heeding the Siren Song of Service 

Two years ago, after a 16-year Wall Street career — and with the blessing of his wife, Claire Ellis, MBA ’02 — Chad Cooper, 45, walked away from his position as managing director at Deutsche Bank to become the executive director at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.

November 09, 2018 Field News

ArtsFund Social Impact of the Arts Study

The ArtsFund Social Impact of the Arts Study frames a new way of understanding the public value of the arts in King County. With primary focus on youth development & education, health & wellness, and neighborhood vitality, the study probes the potential for arts to influence more equitable outcomes.

November 09, 2018 Field News

A Youth Manifesto for the Arts

Tuning into Change Manifesto was developed by young people from around the world as a timely, passionate statement about the essential role of the arts in transforming society. Learn about the Manifesto and download it.  

October 15, 2018 Member News

Mural Arts to Hold Portraits of Justice Symposium

Portraits of Justice is a daylong symposium that will engage the public in reimagining the criminal justice system through the lens of art, advocacy, and policy reform.

October 12, 2018 Field News

New Research: Creative Placemaking and Community Safety

To better understand how creative placemaking can enhance community safety, the Urban Institute studied several creative placemaking efforts, examining their design, implementation, challenges, and successes.

October 08, 2018 Field News

Applications Open for National Youth Orchestras

Applications are open for the National Youth Orchestra of the United States, NYO2, and NYO Jazz. Musicians come together from across the country to study with world-class artists, perform at Carnegie Hall, and go on tour.