Our quarterly publication features updates on Guild programs and services, news from member organizations, and articles with practical guidance, insights, and research findings on effective practices and emerging trends. GuildNotes is a go-to resource for thousands of arts education leaders around the country.

All GuildNotes articles are archived in the Resource Center and made available to Guild members.

Latest Issue:

 GuildNotes Issue 1, 2021

Featuring articles on supporting teaching artists, racial equity,      adultism, and grounding community arts education beyond the pandemic. 

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Past Issues: 

    GuildNotes Issue 1, 2020

 Featuring excerpts from the Conference opening plenary, and insight on how anti-racism was weaved through the conference from Guild attendees.

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    GuildNotes Issue 3, 2019
    Featuring articles about arts advocacy in Texas, youth-centered               advocacy, and art as a human and civil right. 

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    GuildNotes Issue 2, 2019

    Featuring articles from experts in creative aging including:
    Fundraising for Creative Aging, Intergenerational Programming, and Lessons Learned from the Field. 

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    GuildNotes Issue 1, 2019

Featuring articles from experts in arts and education, including engaging in arts and education policy, teaching the arts to students with special needs, and creating a thriving arts and education partnership. 

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GuildNotes Issue 4, 2018

Featuring excerpts from visionary Baltimore artists at the Conference opening plenary, 2018 Conference reflections, and insight on leadership and service from Guild awardees.

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GuildNotes Issue 3, 2018 - Equity Issue

Featuring an interview with Conference Keynote speaker Carlton Turner and articles on shifting our thinking to combat ageism and supporting youth-led movements for change.

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GuildNotes Issue 2, 2018 - Fundraising Issue

Featuring articles on leveraging corporate giving, integrating social media into a comprehensive fundraising strategy, and changing the funding landscape to support ALAANA communities.

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GuildNotes Issue 1, 2018 - Leadership Issue

Featuring articles on seeing the big picture as an executive leader, managing your personality assets, and mediating conflict.

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