Working Relationships: The Arts, Education and Community Development
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December 31, 1994

Working Relationships: The Arts, Education and Community Development

Nancy Welch;Paul Fisher

Americans for the Arts

This document profiles 11 examples of arts and education institutions across the country that are working to solve community problems. Programs, which reflect a number of purposes, are organized by category. Large Urban Profiles, include: (1) "Bridgemaking" in Chicago: Chicago Arts Partnership in Education; (2) Learning by Working: Young Artists at Work, Arts Commission of Greater Toledo; (3) Arts Education: Local Priority: Arts Integration Program, Tucson/Pima Arts Council; and (4) Communications and Vocations: Arts Talk/Arts Workers, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Small Urban Profiles, look at (5) SPECTRA Plus: Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County; and (6) Art for Science's Sake in Fairbanks, Alaska: Arts & Science Collaboration, Denali Elementary School and Visual Enterprises. The Suburban Profile is: (7) "Strategy for Economic Development and Education: Blue Springs Arts 2000 Partnership. Rural Profiles present (8) Big Ideas in Small Places: Artists in Minnesota Schools & Communities, Minnesota Rural Arts Initiative COMPAS; (9) Parent Power for the Arts: Moms for Fun, Silver City, New Mexico; (10) Art for Every Student: Art in Education Special Project, Idaho's Salmon Arts Council and Brooklyn School; and (11) Theater Development Through Arts Education: Dell'Arte, Blue Lake, California. Common keys to program effectiveness are shown to be: leadership, vision, planning, community involvement, professional development, cooperative relationships, innovation, evaluation, and high quality services. Appendices list additional programs and contacts for the profiled programs.

Geographic Focus North America / United States (Midwestern) / Illinois / Chicago Metropolitan Area
North America / United States (Midwestern) / Minnesota
North America / United States (Midwestern) / Ohio / Lucas County / Toledo
North America / United States (Northeastern) / Rhode Island
North America / United States (Southwestern) / Arizona / Pima County
North America / United States (Southwestern) / Arizona / Pima County / Tucson
North America / United States (Southwestern) / New Mexico / Grant County / Silver City
North America / United States (Western) / Alaska / Fairbanks North Star Borough / Fairbanks
North America / United States (Western) / California / Humboldt County / Blue Lake
North America / United States (Western) / California / Santa Cruz County
North America / United States (Western) / Idaho

Issues Arts and Culture
Education and Literacy

Funders Pew Charitable Trusts
Rockefeller Foundation