A new exhibition at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., showcases the work of elderly artists with memory loss and other chronic conditions.
From the Association of Writers & Writing Programs site:
AWP provides support, advocacy, resources, and community to nearly 50,000 writers, 550 college and university creative writing programs, and 150 writers’ conferences and centers. Our mission is to amplify the voices of writers and the academic programs and organizations that serve them while championing diversity and excellence in creative writing.
The Association of Teaching Artists’ mission from their site:
The Association of Teaching Artists:
- Is a forum and a knowledge commons for the professional practice of Teaching Artists;
- Is a practitioner led network for communication, connection, and the exchange of resources;
- Is a community of practice to support and expand opportunities for the work of Teaching Artists in education and in communities;
- Recognizes and celebrates distinguished achievement by Teaching Artists;
- Advances policies and initiatives that broaden opportunities and recognition for the work of Teaching Artists.
From the National Guild for Community Arts Education site:
The latest edition of the National Guild’s Benchmarking Data Report is now available! This report contains a wealth of data—on staff and faculty compensation, instructional fees, income and expense ratios, and more—that can inform your planning and budgeting and help funders and policy makers better understand the needs and impact of our field. The data, gathered from 179 Guild member organizations, is presented in easy to read charts and tables.
For the first time, the report also includes sections on racial equity, creative aging, and analysis of salary information by organization type, type of community served, and organizational budget size.
Data was collected in 2019 before the pandemic and this summer’s uprising and call to reckoning about structural racism and anti-Black violence. This means that the data provides a valuable snapshot of where the community arts education field was just before these transformational events.
Accessing the Report
The 2019 Benchmarking Data Report is available to all Guild members that participated in the survey, free of charge. For access, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The report is also available for purchase. Guild members receive a discounted rate (Guild membership is currently “pay what you can”).
For the past three years, Dane Stauffer has been teaching a storytelling program series at the Park Square Theater in Minneapolis, MN. Dane was in the middle of teaching the last segment when COVID-19 forced the theater to close. With the theater’s blessing, Dane shifted to an online format and retitled the program: “Storytellers Online: Bringing Our Stories to the World.”