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Zac Efron for Arts Ed!

Americans for the Arts reported that Zac Efron and Claire Daines along with other advocates, visited the White House on November 12th to speak about the importance of arts education. While President Obama was not in attendance, Senator Barbara Boxer and Kalpen Modi, Associate…


Community Arts Education Conference

Reflect and Revise: Evaluative Thinking for Program Success. On November 12, 2009, Tom DeCaigny and Leah Goldstein Moses presented this workshop at the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts - Community Arts Education Conference in Minneapolis, MN. The topics of the…


Rahman Jamaal: Top Rahman Breaks It Down

Workshop Artist Rahman Jamaal is featured in the July 2009 edition of UBO Magazine - Underground Beat Online, a blog which looks at underground and independent music, art, apparel, clubs, literature and more. The article discusses Rahman Jamaal's voyage into music, and how he…


Demand Responsible Budget Set Aside Reform for San Francisco

Performing Arts Workshop has been working with the Family Budget Coalition and Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth to ensure that the City is equitably cutting from areas like police, fire, and pet projects, in order to restore funding for a safety net for children, youth,…


The Qualities of Quality

A recent paper published by Harvard Graduate School of Education Project Zero mentions the Workshop as an arts education innovator and sites our publication Lessons from the Workshop. The full text is posted on the Workshop’s webpage. You can read it by following the link……


Arne Duncan and the Arts

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released the following statement on June 15, 2009 regarding results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Arts 2008 assessment of Music and Visual Arts at Grade 8: "These results are important for several reasons.…


Ivy League dreams come true with liquor magnate's gift

Sidney Frank, a foundation which funds the Artists-in-Schools program at the Workshop, gives $100 million gift to Brown. http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/05/25/brown.graduates.sidney.frank/index.html


The Arts are Back

White House Convenes and Briefs Arts Activists Given the abundance of crises and combustible situations we face, one would hardly blame the new administration if it moved slowly on the cultural front. But last week, the President named a new chair of the National Endowment for…


Arts and the Recession

Many people are worried about the effect of the current economic climate on the arts and arts funding. The following link is a KQED Forum discussion about that very subject. http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R903231000