Arts Resource Videos

The Wyoming Arts Alliance is producing webinars that will help its members be betters advocates, better educators, and better community developers. Check back soon about these educational tools.

Arts and creativity are central to vibrant Wyoming communities. Learning how to talk about the arts to decision- and policy-makers will help. These selected videos will show you how other experts are improving lives and communities through the arts.

Art Speaks

A thought-provoking video about the importance of art in learning and in life.  Dave Heinzel produced this presentation for the Springfield Public Schools.

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Arts Advocacy: You’ve Got the Power!

This webinar from the Music Teachers National Association discusses the broad definition of what it means to be an advocate for the arts and the importance that arts advocacy plays within our studios, our community life and our nation

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Why Art Matters

In this TEDx Talk, Dr. Linda Nathan explores the importance of the arts as key to a complete educational experience.  Dr. Nathan is head of Boston Arts Academy, the city’s first public high school for the visual and performing arts.

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Arts Advocacy Basics

Produced by Americans for the Arts, Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs Jay Dick explains the critical differences between education, advocacy and lobbying, and gives tips about how to be an effective arts advocate.

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Arts Education Advocacy

This video advocates for the importance of art education in schools and communities. Written and produced by Kenneth Grant Walsh.

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Teaching Art or Teaching To Think Like An Artist

Columbus Museum of Art’s Cindy Foley makes the case that art’s critical value is to develop learners that think like Artists which means learners who are creative, curious, that seek questions, develop ideas, and play.

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Art Education As a Civil Right

Professor Patty Bode of the Ohio State University talks about how education involves learning and teaching . . . and that learning is what makes us human. Professor Bode believes that art education in our schools is a civil and human right.

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Encourage Creativity: Teach the Arts

This fun and insightful video is packed with facts and figures presented in a lighthearted yet downright serious manner.  Also, from Americans for the Arts.

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