Arts Education Advocates: Join us December 10, 2013!

Executive Director’s Letter
December 3, 2013

Next Tuesday, December 10, arts education advocates are encouraged to join GBCA, Young Audiences, Arts Every Day and others to make your voices heard before the Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) begin interviewing CEO candidates. Join us for a public meeting of the BCPS Board of School Commissioners at 6:00 pm at 200 E. North Avenue.  Look for us so you can get your own Arts Education Advocate sticker. 
 
The School Board has just disseminated the candidate profile, and although not specifically articulated, arts education definitely plays a role in supporting the overall educational goals of city schools.
 
GBCA and our arts partners will be requesting three-minute time slots during the public comment period to stress the need for a leader who values arts education. Arts Every Day will also be providing the School Board with a brief memo outlining the qualities and actions that are crucial in a CEO-arts advocate. This is a critical time to let the Board know that arts education matters to our children, families and community.
 
Today is Giving Tuesday.  If you haven’t already done so, be sure to make a contribution to your favorite arts organizations—check out this list of GBCA members to get some ideas.
 
Speaking of giving, individual artists and other interested folks can learn more about GBCA’s new Rubies grants, the Baker Artists Awards, and professional development programs tonight as part of D center Baltimore’s Design Conversation series.  We hope to see you this evening at the Wind Up Space at 12 West North Avenue at 6:00 pm.
 
All the best,
Jeannie

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