The Latest Trends in Collective Impact for Arts Education

Public webinar on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. ET
At A+ schools, a nationwide network that uses collective impact methods, teachers create an arts-rich learning environment.
Washington, DC— Through collective, systematic approaches, organizations around the country are working to increase student access to arts education. In a public webinar on May 27, 2015, the National Endowment for the Art’s arts education staff will discuss the latest insights in collective impact projects undertaken with support from the NEA. This webinar is part of a series on collective impact organized by the NEA's Arts Education office. To join the webinar: The webinar takes place on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. ET. It is free and open to the public. Please register in advance. You may listen using your computer's speakers or dial in to 1-877-685-5350 and use participant code: 739587. Attendees will be muted but able to type in questions and comments through a text Q&A box. An archive of the webinar will be available on the NEA's webinar page shortly after the event. Follow us on Twitter for this discussion @NEAarts, hashtag #NEAArtsEd. About the webinar: The NEA's Arts Education strategic plan is grounded in collective impact, a concept described by John Kania and Mark Kramer as “the commitment of a group of important actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem.” In FY 2015 the National Endowment for the Arts began supporting longer term, large-scale projects that use a collective, systematic approach to provide arts education to students throughout a community, school, school district, and/or state. Collective impact grants announced on May 6, 2015 are in the Recent Grants section. More information about this grant opportunity is available here. This webinar is an opportunity for the NEA’s arts education staff to discuss examples of how NEA grantees are using collective impact principles. Those seeking to apply for an NEA grant for a collective impact project are encouraged to participate and to ask questions.


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