Moving the Arts Foward from Stephanie Riven

In a blog post found on Americans for the Arts ARTSblog, Stephanie Riven, a consultant for David Bury & Associates discussed “a need for bold ideas and creative leadership in shaping a new vision to move the arts and arts education forward.”

In the three months she spent at the Harvard Graduate School of Education/Arts in Education Program as a visiting practitioner, Riven walked away inspired and pointed out three takeaways among many that may inspire you.

The third point Riven mentioned in her post was shared art experiences. Shared art experiences is a concept that is taking off with tremendous success and the depth of the relationships are inspiring.  Two examples Riven mentioned are the Virtual Choir and the Inside Out Project.  Both projects have received unprecedented participation and a hefty amount of exposure. Projects like these are unique and encourage a lengthy list of other innovative ideas sure to advance the arts and arts education.  Take a moment to check these inspirational creative efforts out – you will NOT be disappointed!  Their innovation may even encourage you to think about collaboration in a whole new way…

Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir

The Inside Out Project
by JR, TED Prize, and You

To read Stephanie Riven’s post in its entirety and to learn more about the projects you saw click here.

About Arts Horizons

Arts Horizons is a premier not-for-profit arts-in-education organization that provides live professional performances and artist-in-residence programs to students and professional development for teachers throughout the entire tri-state region. Our commitment is to make music, art, dance, theatre, new media and creative writing an integral part not only of learning, but of life. Through the transformative impact of the arts, we reach young people through many dimensions, breaking down the barriers of language and culture, accelerating personal growth, and stimulating children’s full potential to prepare them for life in the twenty-first century.

Posted on May 17, 2011, in Arts Advocacy. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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