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Incorporating I.D.E.A. into Arts Education

This 4-week program series offers various workshops that focus on implementing inclusion, diversity, equity, and access principles and strategies into arts education programming. This series will be helpful for teaching artists, program managers, and leaders of arts and humanities organizations.

Live, real-time captioning will be provided for sessions. Should you require accessibility supports, please contact Travis Marcus ([email protected]) no later than 5 days before the date of the session you plan to attend. 

Presented Topics and Dates: Click below to access the recorded sessions.

  • Bias and Intersectionality on Wednesday, April 27
  • IDEA as a By-product of Intentional Design on Wednesday, May 4
  • Activating Racial Equity Principles in Arts Learning Spaces on April 28, May 5 and 12
  • Inclusion Best Practices in Arts Education Settings on Tuesday, May 10
  • Inclusive Design in Virtual Arts Programming on Tuesday, May 17

Click here to register for one or more of the following sessions listed above.

Featured Content Experts

Dr. Durell Cooper of Cultural Innovation Group, LLC. is one of the nation’s most prominent cultural strategists specializing in systems change and collaborative thought leadership. Prior to founding Cultural Innovation Group, LLC, he was a program officer at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA). He also worked at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., conducting marketing outreach for various target audiences, as well as engagement initiatives aimed at increasing equity and inclusion in NYC public schools.

Alysia Lee receives national recognition for advancing access, equity, and decolonization with leaders, organizations, and communities. Her methods center on anti-racism, creativity, and justice. She is the inaugural President of the Baltimore Children & Youth Fund, and the Founder and Artistic Director of Sister Cities Girlchoir (SCG), the El Sistema-inspired, girl empowerment choral academy in Philadelphia, Camden, and Baltimore. Lee is formerly the education program supervisor for Fine Arts Education for the Maryland State Department of Education across five arts disciplines, where she supported the statewide arts learning community through policy, evaluation, technical assistance, and advocacy.

Diane Nutting works at the intersections of arts, disability, and education. Ms. Nutting is an accessibility and inclusion consultant and practitioner focusing on cultural arts and arts education settings. Her recent collaborations include projects with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Arts Midwest, Disney Theatrical Group, Strathmore, Ford’s Theatre, and the United States Botanic Garden. Previously, she served nine years as the Director of Access and Inclusion for Imagination Stage, where she led the design and implementation of accessible and inclusive performing arts experiences for all students, patrons, and artists.