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2014 Regional Arts Education Convenings

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On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at ArtServe the Division will be hosting two (2) Regional Convenings, one from 2-5 p.m. on Arts Education Policy, Equity and Action; the other, from 5:30-8 p.m. on Cultivating South Florida’s Dance Community.

“Convening” has been a critical tool for the Rockefeller Foundation's century of successful philanthropy. Collective intelligence trumps individual smarts when it comes to solving shared problems. Convenings bring together diverse stakeholders, often from different organizations and sectors, who represent a range of perspectives on a topic. They are designed to generate insight and action beyond what is possible for a single actor to achieve on their own.

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale
Each convening is free of charge

The Convenings target South Florida regional arts and cultural stakeholders, from individual artists to school and community-based educators, advocates and supporters.

They have been made possible through national, state and local collaborators including the American Dance Legacy Initiative at Brown University; VSA Florida; Florida Dance Education Organization; Arts for Learning Miami; the School Board of Broward County; Broward County Board of County Commissioners; Broward Cultural Council; ArtServe; Children’s Services Council of Broward County; Kravis Center for the Performing Arts; Power of Performance, Inc.; Bak Middle School of the Arts; Body and Soul Dance Theatre; and Brazz Dance.

Arts Education Policy, Equity and Action
2–5 p.m.

A 2011 report by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, Reinvesting in Arts Education, synthesizes the past decade of research about how the arts boost student achievement ( 

Four of the major recommendations based on this research serve as a focus of this convening and participants will dialogue and deliberate on how they can be addressed at the local and regional levels.

Building collaborations among different approaches

Developing the field of arts integration

Expanding opportunities for teaching artists

Introducing model policies to reinforce the place of arts in K-12 education

Read more about Policy, Equity + Action


Cultivating South Florida’s Dance Community
5:30–8 p.m.

Featuring: American Dance Legacy Initiative
John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities
and Cultural Heritage
Brown University

Targeting individuals, businesses and organizations involved in the dance industry, from educators to dancers to choreographers, companies, schools and suppliers. What is the state of dance in South Florida? What can be done to ensure dance as a viable, thriving arts discipline within the region?

This convening will begin to explore these questions in an effort to bring closer attention to an artistic discipline often left in the shadows to its own devices. This is an opportunity for the industry to come together and begin to inform policy makers on issues, needs and concerns specific to dance. 

Read more about Cultivating SFL's Dance Community


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