Arts|Learning is one of the leaders of the Arts for All Coalition, a group of non-profit organizations, state agencies, and professional arts education associations. Together we work in collaboration to ensure all students have equitable access to and active participation in a robust arts education through the entire public education spectrum. 

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced all Massachusetts public, charter, and private schools to close in March, AFA has been working tirelessly to ensure the arts do not get lost in the resulting chaos

Arts Education And Racial Equity: A Call To Action

Check out this powerful OpEd published by WBGH (July 20, 2020) and written by Jonathan C. Rappaport, Executive Director Emeritus of A|L and Barbara Wallace Grossman, Theatre Professor, Tufts University.

 

This is the Wrong Time to Cut Arts Education

Another timely and powerfully written OpEd published in Commonwealth Magazine, July 30, 2020. By Brenda Cassellius, Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools and Marinell Rousmaniere, President and CEO of Edvestors,

 

Keep it simple. Discard what’s nonessential. Spark joy. MIT and Harvard researchers recommend strategies for teaching this fall

By Naomi Martin, Boston Globe, July 15, 2020. Interesting article articulating what schools need to do to successfully re-integrate their students into school, regardless of whether fully in person, or a hybrid model, or completely virtual. This includes a strong call for arts education as a key element.

 

Advocacy Alerts and Action Items

Please check this page periodically for updates and support mechanisms to help arts educators cope with the changing arts education landscape. Here are some tools and information to help you:

 

Guidelines for Reopening Schools During COVID-19