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Arts for All Coalition
A|L is proud to be the lead organization in a collaborative that received three years of funding (2014-17) from the Americans for the Arts (AFTA) in the “State Policy Pilot Program” (SP3). This project is continuing as the Arts for All Coalition. Other partners include MASSCreative, The MA Cultural Council, the Boston Public Schools, EdVestors, and the Mass. College of Art and Design. Supporting partners include MassINC, Project LEARN, and Young Audiences of Massachusetts.
Significant impacts from our advocacy work include the following:
- Inclusion of Arts Education participation data on all public school profile “Report Cards” starting Winter 2019
- Revision of the Arts Curriculum Framework to be completed by June 2019
- Creation of a full-time Arts Content Lead Specialist at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
- Revitalization of the Arts Education Advisory Council, which advises the Commissioner of Education and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on Arts Education issues
NEW!!! Check out our new COVID-19 Updates page for latest information about the impact of the pandemic on Massachusetts arts education. This page will be updated frequently as news unfolds about how schools are responding to the Corona virus.
Eric Oddleifson Legacy Fund was launched December 2013!
Jonathan Rappaport Legacy Fund was launched December 2018!
View cutting-edge arts education research presented by leading researchers on our Video Page.
Read Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s letter to schools across the United States in support of Arts Education.