Arts Education Needs Assessment Report Available06.16.2005
Over a year ago, the Tennessee Arts Commission launched a statewide arts education needs assessment in an effort to improve and sharpen the policy commitment to arts education. Hundreds of artists, educators, parents, organizations, and community leaders helped shape the needs assessment through their participation in focus groups and town hall meetings that centered around concerns and suggestions for improving arts education across the state.
The results have been published and will be available to the public by July 2005. The report, entitled Ready, Set, Grow: Cultivating Arts Education Reform, identifies immediate and long-range priorities for the Arts Commission.
The most recent result of the assessment has been the revitalization of the Tennessee Alliance for Arts Education. Tennessee joins 46 other states operating in partnerships with The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network. This national network works with the Kennedy Center to bring together educators, community leaders, arts organizations, and concerned citizens to plan and implement programs and activities in support of arts education.
To obtain hard copies of the publication, contact Kim Leavitt, Director of Arts Education, (615) 532-5934 or e-mail: email@example.com. You may also download the report from the Arts Commission website: www.arts.state.tn.us.