Eligible to attend: WRAG members and other invited arts funders
Art enriches our lives and our communities. Experiencing, learning, and participating in the arts foster young imaginations and facilitate children’s success in school. The benefits of a robust arts education are long established – critical thinking, communication, and creativity skills essential to 21st century success are all enhanced when children have access to a high-quality arts education. But many of these vital programs are underfunded, and too many children – particularly those in low-income communities – miss out on the opportunity for enrichment through the arts.
Join your funding colleagues to share about your own interests in and grantmaking toward arts education, learn what others are doing, and share your thoughts on how funders can build a stronger and more equitable arts education environment here in our region.
The discussion will be led by Michael Bigley (The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation) and Erica Pressman (Howard & Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation).
Recommended pre-reading: Grantmakers in the Arts' Arts Education Funders Coalition report on models of programming, advocacy, and public engagement
Additional pre-reading: Grantmakers in the Arts' Foundation Funding for Arts Education: An Update on Foundation Trends (synopsis)