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Education

(This post is part of a TCG Circle salon series connecting themes of Audience Engagement & Community Development, led by TCG’s Audience (R)Evolution program. If you would like to participate in any of these series, please email Gus Schulenburg.) When I tell people that I work at the Capshaw/Spielberg Center for Arts and Educational Justice which houses [...]

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(This post is part of Jacqueline E. Lawton’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion blog salon.) JACQUELINE: First, please tell me about the work you do as an artist or administrator. HEATHER: I am currently the director of program and membership strategy at the National Guild for Community Arts Education. In this position, I am responsible for [...]

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Preventing Dust: A Call to Action for Arts Educators

by Andrew Anzel August 27, 2014 Advocacy
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Putting the words ‘arts’ and ‘standards’ in the same sentence is about as dirty as a beat up ‘94 pickup after mudding through the backwoods, or so I’m told. The notion is not unwarranted. The thought of students slaving over high-stakes, standardized art history exams or dance recitals with expected Rockette accuracy, while amusing, would [...]

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Final Public Review of NCCAS Underway

by Laurie Baskin February 14, 2014 Advocacy
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There is an arts education opportunity that the field should know about. The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) is a coalition of national arts and education organizations and media arts representatives that are developing the 2014 National Core Arts Standards, an update of the 1994 National Arts Standards. The new, voluntary grade-by-grade web-based [...]

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At the Core: Living History

by Juliet Hart January 22, 2014 Education
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(This essay was originally featured in TCG’s Special Report on Education 2012: Arts Education at the Core (PDF). That report shares findings from the over 100 theatres that participated in the TCG Education Survey 2012, along with essays from leading theatre education directors on the impact of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) on arts education, and CCSS [...]

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Discover Project Discovery

by Rachel Hull January 21, 2014 Education
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(On November 22, 2013 Dallas Theater Center’s education program, Project Discovery, received the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH). The award recognizes exemplary after-school and out-of-school time programs from across the country and is the highest national honor [...]

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At the Core: A Love of Theatre Begins

by Nancy Schaeffer January 16, 2014 Education
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(This essay was originally featured in TCG’s Special Report on Education 2012: Arts Education at the Core (PDF). That report shares findings from the over 100 theatres that participated in the TCG Education Survey 2012, along with essays from leading theatre education directors on the impact of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) on arts education, and CCSS [...]

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At the Core: Looking for Natural Alignments

by Jennifer M. DiBella January 7, 2014 Education
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(This essay was originally featured in TCG’s Special Report on Education 2012: Arts Education at the Core (PDF). That report shares findings from the over 100 theatres that participated in the TCG Education Survey 2012, along with essays from leading theatre education directors on the impact of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) on arts education, and [...]

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Special Report on Education 2012: Arts Education at the Core

by Laurie Baskin and Alissa Moore December 12, 2013 Education
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Workshops and classes in schools are the most common form of arts education programming, with nearly half of all programming targeting ages 12-18. These findings reflect the over 100 theatres that participated in the TCG Education Survey 2012 for the Special Report on Education 2012: Arts Education at the Core. Released by Theatre Communications Group [...]

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#Trayvon: Work from Curiosity, not Judgement

by Khanisha Foster September 17, 2013 Activism
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(Ed. Note: The following blog salon series will focus on how theatre artists are responding to Trayvon Martin’s death, the trial and verdict, and the subsequent cultural response to those events. This series grew out of a series of discussion between myself, our Diversity & Inclusion salon curator Jacqueline E. Lawton, The New Black Fest’s [...]

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Leading the Charge — Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship!

by Dafina McMillan September 12, 2013 Diversity & Inclusion
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At TCG we’ve been moving full steam ahead on our Diversity & Inclusion efforts as part of our strategic plan. From last year’s Fall Forum: Leading the Charge, to the launch of our national peer learning cohort, the Diversity & Inclusion Institute, and our rigorous and honest work at the 2013 National Conference in Dallas—and [...]

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Dear China, The American Dream is More Than Money

by Elise Lammers July 26, 2013 Education
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I have been teaching drama in China for 3 months and I’ve learned that Chinese people, namely the Chinese students in my drama classes, have a one-dimensional view of America: Money.  China is on its way to becoming the most powerful country in the world and they’re demonstrating it with big buildings, blinking lights, and [...]

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TCG Summer Internship Application Deadline: April 5

by Laurie Baskin and Alissa Moore April 1, 2013 Education
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Are you a young professional or student looking to start a career in not-for-profit theatre? Check out past TCG intern testimonials on our website! As the national service organization for the not-for-profit professional theatre, TCG offers services in line with our mission: to strengthen, nurture and promote the not-for-profit American theatre. TCG serves theatre artists [...]

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: Summertime Edition

by Teresa Eyring August 6, 2012 Education
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Summertime: the childlike promise of that word never quite leaves us, no matter how freighted we become with adult responsibilities. The promise of time unbound on beaches, the promises sworn to summer sweethearts, and the promise of childhood itself – the possibility that we can become anything we put our minds to – these thoughts [...]

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NEA Announces New Director of Arts Education

by Laurie Baskin May 7, 2012 Education

Three new stories from the world of Arts Education: NEA Announces New Director of Arts Education Beginning on July 2, the Arts Education Program at the NEA will be guided by Ayanna Hudson. Hudson joins the NEA from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission where she led the commission’s lauded Arts for All regional collaborative [...]

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Arts Education Status Report Released: Equity Gaps Remain

by Laurie Baskin April 4, 2012 Education
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On Monday, the U.S. Department of Education released the results of the Fast Response Statistical Survey’s (FRSS) Report on Arts Education, based on data gathered in the 2009-2010 school year. The arts education community has long called for federal data collection to be more comprehensive in scope and depth and that data be collected more [...]

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2011 Education Survey Launches

by TCG News March 28, 2012 Education

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2011 Education Survey – TCG’s annual online survey of the theatre education field. We urge every Member Theatre to visit the education page on the TCG website at www.tcg.org/tools/education/ to fill out the survey. The deadline for completing the survey is Friday, April 20, 2012. Background: [...]

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Three Calls for Words on Arts Education

by Laurie Baskin February 14, 2012 Education

In addition to last week’s announcement of the NEA Roundtable, I wanted to share three newsworthy items concerning arts education: 1) NYU Forum on Theatre for Young Audiences, Future Directions in Theatre for Young Audiences, April 27-29, 2012 First up, NYU is holding a forum on theatre for young audiences and has issued a call [...]

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Upcoming NEA Roundtable and Webcast

by Laurie Baskin February 8, 2012 Education
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The National Endowment for the Arts will host a webcast, Improving Arts Learning through Standards & Assessment: A National Endowment for the Arts Research Roundtable on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM EST at www.arts.gov. No pre-registration is necessary; to watch the webcast, log on to the NEA’s website at the [...]

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NORC Releases Final Report on Teaching Artists

by Laurie Baskin December 21, 2011 Education
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The National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago has released a landmark report on a three-year study of teaching artists (TAs) – artists who make teaching a part of their professional practice.  Teaching Artists and the Future of Education found that their work is critical to the future of arts education and [...]

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2011 Education Centerpiece (back to dreaming big)

by Laurie Baskin November 10, 2011 Education

“But the overwhelming fact—the thing that just colors me happy—is that education directors, theatre artists involved in arts learning and artistic directors convened and discussed and argued and dreamed and spoke about education as a central part of what we do. That it was just business as usual, nothing special. Education was…an entity…accepted…a fact of [...]

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