Advocacy Leadership Symposium
In partnership with Kennedy Center's Partners in Education Team, Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, and New Bedford Public Schools.
On October 28, 2008, more than 100 arts advocates from across the state gathered at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center in New Bedford to:
- learn about national arts-advocacy initiatives and the latest arts-education research,
- receive updates on statewide arts and education initiatives,
- learn about and share new and well-tested strategies to develop support for arts education in schools and communities including the Kennedy Center's Community Arts Audit and MAEC's Arts Leadership Advocacy Toolkit, and
- develop advocacy action plans and forge strategic alliances to accomplish them.
Keynote speaker Karen L. Erickson, long-time Professional Teaching Artist with the Kennedy Center's professional development programs including Changing Education Through the Arts (C.E.T.A.), alongside MAEC Leadership Team members, led the day's activities.
Read a summary of the symposium.