ARTS EDUCATION TAKEs CENTER STAGE
Brevard Cultural Alliance (BCA) is proud to announce that Brevard County Commissioners have joined in the national celebration by proclaiming September 13-19, 2020 as Arts in Education Week in Brevard. Designated by Congress in 2010, the resolution recognizes the transformative power of the Arts for all students and serves as a reminder of its role in the public K-12 educational landscape.
“Today, the skills, values and behaviors promoted by arts education are more paramount than ever,” said Interim Director of BCA, Kathy Engerran. “Creativity builds the resilience we need in challenging times. Nurtured from the earliest ages, the arts unlock innovation, awaken curiosity, cultivate freedom of expression, and develop appreciation for the richness of human talent, diversity, and inclusion. Education is where this begins and it is critical that the arts remain a core academic subject in our nation’s schools.”
For more than 25 years, Brevard Cultural Alliance has remained committed to serving the Brevard community by advancing arts education programming such as: Next Generation Artist Residencies and art for At-Risk Youth. Those wishing to support BCA’s efforts to bring the skills and hands-on experiences of comprehensive arts education programs to students in Brevard, are encouraged to visit our website at: https://artsbrevard.org/donate/.
To learn more about National Arts in Education Week, please visit: https://www.americansforthearts.org/ or https://www.arts.gov/artistic-fields/arts-education
About Brevard Cultural Alliance: Brevard Cultural Alliance (BCA) is the professional nonprofit organization representing the arts and cultural sector in Brevard County, Florida. BCA’s strategic focus is to advance Brevard County as a cultural destination, enhance educational opportunities through engagement with the arts and bolster the sustainability of the cultural community. BCA is supported in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the Brevard Board of County Commissioners, the Space Coast Office of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit ArtsBrevard.org or follow BCA on Facebook (Arts Brevard) or Twitter (@ArtsBrevard).