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National Council on the Arts Public Meeting, Friday, March 31, 2017

Guest Presentations Focus on Arts Education

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A second-grader at Quatama Elementary in Hillsboro, Oregon, lights the sculpture she created when a visual arts residency was integrated with the study of electrical circuits. Photo by Janis Hill

A second-grader at Quatama Elementary in Hillsboro, Oregon, lights the sculpture she created when a visual arts residency was integrated with the study of electrical circuits. Photo by Janis Hill

Washington, DC—The spring meeting of the National Council on the Arts takes place on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET in Conference Rooms A -C at the Constitution Center, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20506. The meeting includes agency business as well as guest presentations about arts education. In addition, the meeting will be live webcast. To register for the webcast, please go to the NEA website. An archived version will be available at arts.gov a few days following the meeting.

The agenda is:

9:00-9:30 am Opening Business

Jane Chu, chairman

Voting on Recommendations for Funding and Rejection & Guidelines

Carol Walton, senior advisor for programs & partnerships

Jillian Miller, director of guidelines and panel operations

Updates from the chairman

Jane Chu, chairman


9:30-10:00 am Presentation on The Right Brain Initiative

Marna Stalcup, director of arts education

Lily Van Oss and Madeline Hui, student filmmakers


10:00-10:30 am Presentation on Architecture Resource Center

Anna Sanko, executive director


10:30-11:00 am Presentation Paper Mill Playhouse and their theater program for autistic children

Mark Hoebee, producing artistic director

Lisa Cooney, director of education


11:00-11:30am Presentation and Performance by Project STEP

Gabriella Sanna, executive director

Javier Caballero, artistic director

Amir Ali, student violinist


11:30 am -12:00 pm Presentation and Performance by Adventure Theatre MTC

Michael Bobbitt, artistic director

Suzan Jenkins, CEO Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, MD

Student ensemble


12:00 pm Adjournment

About the National Council on the Arts

The National Council on the Arts is convened three times per year to vote on funding recommendations for grants and rejections; to advise the chairman on application guidelines, the budget, and policy and planning directions; and to recommend to the President nominees for the National Medal of Arts.

Including the chairman there are 18 members of the National Council on the Arts: Bruce Carter, Ph.D., Aaron Dworkin, Lee Greenwood, Deepa Gupta, Paul Hodes, Maria Rosario Jackson, Ph.D., Emil J. Kang, Charlotte Kessler, María López De León, Rick Lowe, David "Mas" Masumoto, Barbara Ernst Prey, Ranee Ramaswamy, Diane Rodriguez, Tom Rothman, and Olga Viso. Ex-officio members from Congress are Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Representatives Betty McCollum (D-MN) and Patrick J. Tiberi (R-OH).

Contact

NEA Public Affairs
202-682-5570