Arts Education

Wallace Foundation: When it Comes to Arts Programs, Kids Have "Something to Say"

"Something to Say" outlines the lack interest in the arts among low-income and urban youth. It provides resources to help increase a program's desirability as it relates to the arts. Resources include, but are not limited to, reports, videos, and videos with facilitators, experts and youth, articles, and case studies.

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Wing Clips

Wing Clips is a compilation of movie clips. Each clip is categorized by theme and genre and may be used to teach a concept, elicit a laugh, or create conversations. Most clips are one to two minutes long, though some are slightly longer.

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Engaging Adolescents: Building Youth Participation in the Arts

Informal, out-of-school community arts education gives teens a chance to stretch their minds, bodies, and imaginations in a setting that is less obviously structured, programmatically more flexible, and conducive to more informal mentoring relationships with adults. This site offers a guide designed for organizations in different stages of developing programs for teens—from those who already have experience working with young people but want to expand and deepen their offerings to those who currently have no such programs and are contemplating creating one.

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The Qualities of Quality: Understanding Excellence in Arts Education

While many children in the United States lack access to formal arts instruction, there’s another equally daunting challenge: enhancing the quality of arts learning opportunities available to young people in general. With that in mind, researchers at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education examined how to best create and sustain high-quality formal arts learning experiences for children and teens both in- and outside of school in rural, urban and suburban areas.

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