Arts Education Projects

The Aspen Institute Arts Program is involved in various arts education projects on both a policy and practical level. On the policy front, education has been a primary focus topic of the Strategy Groups that the Program has convened in cities around the country, most recently in New York and Los Angeles. These roundtables have brought together arts, education and government leaders in an effort to facilitate artist engagement in our nation’s classrooms, and discuss specific initiatives in education which can be activated by citizens, artists, administrators, and government and education leaders.

In the practical realm, the Program has worked toward the development of sustainable, replicable, and hands-on arts workshops in public schools around the nation. This has been achieved through efforts such as extending the reach of the Arts Strike initiative developed by cellist and 2013 Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence Yo-Yo Ma and Arts Program Drector Damian Woetzel, and piloting programs such as the High Line Arts Education Project with architect and 2012 Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence Elizabeth Diller.

The Aspen Institute Arts Program will convene several education projects in 2014, working toward the development of arts integration curriculum models that can be implemented in schools around the country. Check back in the next months for updates on the Program’s ongoing education projects.